Cincinnati OH Senior Living Options

Cincinnati Senior Living Options

Finding a place for a parent or another loved one can be overwhelming. There are so many options out there and the choices can be overwhelming. It’s our job to know the best senior living communities in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. Here is a description of each type. Not sure what kind of senior living options is best? Contact us today.

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are licensed facilities that offer all of the benefits of an apartment-style home with the care required to keep your senior healthy and safe and without the responsibility of daily chores or upkeep. They are an excellent option for seniors who may require more day-to-day assistance with activities of daily life (ADLs) but wish to remain as independent for as long as possible. In Cincinnati, assisted living communities come in many different sizes with a wide variety of different amenities and services.

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Memory Care

Memory care is a form of senior living that provides intensive, specialized care for people with cognitive issues including Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory problems. Many assisted living facilities and nursing homes have created special memory care units for dementia patients. There are also stand-alone memory care facilities. Memory care is provided in a secured environment by specially trained staff. It's also common that the early stages of memory support can be provided as an additional service within assisted living communities.

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Independent Living

Independent Living communities are housing designed for seniors 55 and older. Individuals live in their own apartment or house but have access to amenities such as housekeeping, social activities, dining, transportation, and more. Independent living does not typically provide supervision or medical care, although individual communities may offer those services at an additional cost. Independent living situations vary based on the lifestyle options that are important to each individual, so it is important to compare actual costs before deciding. Some require an up-front fee with monthly service fees, while others are simply month-to-month.

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Nursing Homes

Things become a little more convoluted when talking about Nursing Homes & Skilled Nursing. People often confuse skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. Nursing homes provide permanent custodial care—but generally not medical care. These locations offer certified health professionals, meal preparation, and assistance with non-medical, everyday living tasks such as bathing, grooming, bathroom use, medication monitoring, and more. Nursing homes offer 24-hour care as well as room and board. Many nursing homes also have special wings for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Medicaid is a primary payor source. Skilled nursing facilities offer medical attention and designed to be a short-term solution. A skilled nursing facility is usually following a short hospital stay when the patient requires specific medical services to fully recover. Medicare is a primary payor source.

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