Types of Communities
Willamette Valley Resources & Referrals consider all aspects when pairing you or a loved one with a senior living community. There are many important things to consider when choosing senior living, and understanding the various types of communities can go a long way in determining your future happiness. We have knowledgeable professionals to help guide you every step of the way! Read below to learn more about different senior living communities and which one might be right for you!
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These communities are recommended for the older person who wants the privacy of their own apartment but needs assistance with daily living.
A residential care community is usually defined as a private room with 24 hours staff. These communities provide medication management, meals, housekeeping, laundry services, assistance with eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring and walking.
These communities consist of apartment style studios, one and two-bedroom units with various support services, such as meals and housekeeping.
In-home & Adult Foster Care
In-Home Care allows those with special needs to stay in the comfort and privacy of their own home while being cared for. Services can include personal care, hygiene assistance, food preparation, and medication management. Adult Foster Care (AFC) is a state licensed facility that provides personal care for those who are unable to live independently without requiring nursing care. AFC provides an intimate residential setting.
Skilled nursing communities provide 24-hour nursing care and rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and respiratory therapies for long-term care.
This type of care is designated to address the special needs of individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia. Alzheimer’s care, also known as memory care, can be provided in a special unit within the community or in a free-standing community. An Alzheimer’s or dementia community provides an environment and care model designed specifically for the unique needs of persons with a dementia illness.