Your Senior Care Options In Norfolk, VA
Learn all about the different senior care options available to the elderly in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and particularly in the Norfolk area.
Senior Care Is Available In Senior Care Facilities.
There are numerous senior living communities in and around Norfolk, Virginia. There are also different kinds of senior living communities. Different types of senior living facilities specialize in helping seniors with different needs. Some of the more common communities include:
Independent Living Communities / Retirement Homes
Retirement homes are senior living communities more than senior care communities. That’s why they’re often called independent living communities. Residents here live independently. They typically manage their own lives as much as seniors who live in their own private Norfolk homes. The staff at these facilities may take care of chores, such as lawn mowing, cleaning, and sometimes cooking meals that can be purchased in a communal dining hall.
Assisted Living Communities
The main difference between assisted living communities and independent living communities is that with assisted living, the staff does provide care directly to the residents. Assisted living aims to balance care and independence. Residents here receive all the care they need, but they’re still encouraged to manage their own lives as much as they can. Always Best Care of Norfolk offers assisted living placements to help seniors and their families find the best assisted living communities for them.
Nursing homes are facilities for people who require high levels of care. Residents here are often unable to make important decisions about their care. Nor are they often capable of managing their own lives.
Alzheimer’s And Dementia Care Homes
Seniors with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, often require specialized care. That’s why there are facilities designed specifically to help those who have symptoms of dementia. These communities, sometimes called memory care homes, often have staff who are specially trained and/or experienced in treating patients with these conditions.
Senior Care Is Available In The Private Norfolk Homes Of Seniors.
Some seniors prefer to stay in their own Norfolk homes. For them, Always Best Care of Norfolk can arrange for in-home caregivers to visit them and provide the care they need. We separate our in-home care services into three categories: