Idaho Senior Housing
Read about the local resources that can help you find senior housing in Idaho.
Choosing senior housing for your aging loved one is no easy task. Before you begin to explore options, you must evaluate your loved one's medical needs and their ability to live independently. All residences are not created equal; they are all specifically constructed to cater to certain levels of care.
Many seniors may not need institutionalized care, but their advanced age makes it uncomfortable to live in their longtime home. They often transition to communities where they can socialize with their peers, conveniently access necessary services, and peacefully enjoy retirement. Discuss retirement community options with the senior in your life to determine what is best for them.
When seniors require a level of personal care that prevents them from living safely at home, they often relocate to an assisted living facility. While assisted living facilities are not licensed to provide the level of medical care available in nursing homes, they do provide multiple services facilitating patient health including grooming, bathing, feeding, taking medication, and meals.
Nursing homes provide care services which can only be given by licensed medical personnel, surpassing the care giving capacity of assisted living facilities. Medical treatment of residents in a skilled nursing facility must be approved by their physician and typically includes medical supervision, nursing care, and physical or occupational therapies.
Read about the differences between home care and nursing home care.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs, integrate all levels of care into one living community by constructing accessible independent living, assisted living, and nursing home facilities. This allows seniors to receive a continuum of care as they age without moving to another place.
Still have questions? The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare as well as the Idaho Senior Living Council are excellent senior housing resources.
Senior Care Services: Need help making sense of senior care options? Get free guidance from Care.com's experienced senior care advisors who can help you select from screened home care agencies and senior housing communities nationwide to find the right solution for your aging loved one. Search senior housing options and home care agencies or call 855-490-8652.
Senior Care Planning: If you're not sure about where to begin the process of searching for senior care for your family, Care.com offers specially trained individuals who will work one-on-one with you to determine the best care situation for you and your family. Call them at 877-922-7314.
Senior Care Guide: Care.com's comprehensive guide to senior care that helps readers understand senior care options by describing each option in detail and answering frequently asked questions.
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