Senior Assisted Living in San Antonio
If you had never heard the term “senior assisted living” before, you could probably guess at what it means. And you would almost certainly be partially right. Senior assisted living is obviously a type of senior care. But there are a number of terms used within the senior care industry that all sound similar and indistinguishable to outsiders, but which actually have specific meanings that slightly differ from one another. “Senior assisted living” is one such term. It is not merely an industry or marketing term for senior care, but rather a specific type of senior care.
The senior assisted living industry has grown a significant amount in the relatively recent past. The senior assisted living industry has also not just grown but has diversified both the range of services it provides and the types of living facilities it offers. Because the needs of seniors in San Antonio are varied, senior assistance should be varied as well.
Senior Assisted Living in San Antonio, Texas
There are multiple kinds of senior-specific residences that all differ from one another to some degree. There are independent living/retirement facilities, assisted living communities, and nursing homes. Retirement communities simply provide seniors with a place to live where housekeeping and landscaping are taken care of for them. There typically isn’t any personal care offered by these facilities themselves.
Other communities are specifically designed for seniors who are significantly limited in their abilities to take care of themselves. These are known as nursing homes and they tend to have many care workers and perhaps even nurses and doctors on site. Assisted living communities fall somewhere between these two; they offer health care and assistance like nursing homes do, but allow for as much freedom as possible, as retirement communities do.
Senior Assisted Living Communities in San Antonio
If you or an elderly loved one needs senior care of some kind, you need to choose which type of senior care facility suits your needs. If you want an assisted living community, then you have to pick the right community for you. Which communities are in the right location for your family? Which offer the services you need or are likely to need? Which ones fit your budget?
When it comes to senior assisted living communities, it is best to work with a third party to answer these questions. It can be really tricky to strike the right balance between the amounts of freedom and supervision that are required. Always Best Care of San Antonio works with seniors and their families to get them the best possible senior assisted living placement in the San Antonio area.
Home Care in San Antonio
It should be noted that senior assisted living is not the only option available to the seniors of San Antonio. Senior assisted living communities are ideal for many seniors but there is also senior home care. Always Best Care of San Antonio provides home care assistance to those who would prefer (and are able to) stay in their homes as opposed to moving into an assisted living community.
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If you would like to learn more about your senior assisted living options in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact us.