Some Misconceptions About Senior Care

Some Misconceptions About Senior Care

While many people have a basic understanding of senior care, there are some widespread misconceptions about it, which this article aims to clear up.

Senior Living Community ≠ Nursing Home

Some people believe all senior living communities are pretty much the same. They aren’t. While some might use the term “nursing home” to describe any facility in which elderly people live, this isn’t accurate. Nursing homes are specifically for those who have high-level needs and who may not be able to make independent decisions about their care or how to manage their lives.

A retirement home is kind of the opposite of a nursing home. The staff at retirement homes, also called independent living communities, don’t provide care directly to the residents. They handle cleaning and maintenance of the facility, but they don’t provide physical help to those who live there.

Assisted living communities are somewhere in between these two. Assisted living aims to balance care with the independence of each resident. Assisted living residents receive care, but typically still manage their own lives to a significant degree. Always Best Care of Newport Beach offers free assisted living placement consultations to help seniors and their families choose the best community for them.

In-Home Care Is Not Inferior To Assisted Living.

Many seniors prefer to remain living in their own Orange County homes. Some families worry that their elderly loved ones won’t receive the same standard of care in their own home as they might in a senior care community. But this isn’t true. Always Best Care of Newport Beach offers home care services that are equal to the care provided by assisted living communities.

In-Home Care Is Actually More Affordable Than Assisted Living.

We expect convenience to cost extra. As a result, many think in-home care is more expensive than moving into a care facility. But that’s not true. In-home care is typically less expensive than assisted living.

Senior Care Can Be A Want, Not Just A Need.

Many seniors need care to live their daily lives, but senior care isn’t just for them. Care services can also improve the lives of seniors who could otherwise manage their lives on their own if they had to. Senior care can just make life easier.

Many seniors can benefit from a little extra help. For example, Always Best Care of Newport Beach offers home helper services. These services are designed to help seniors with household chores, such as mopping and vacuuming, as well as errands, such as grocery shopping.

Contact Always Best Care Of Newport Beach For A Free Consultation.

If you would like to learn more about senior care in Newport Beach, California, please contact us via our website or call us at (714)443-0070.

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