Caregivers and seniors can choose from a variety of senior living options around the East Lake area. Independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing are the main choices outside of home care.
Some communities offer a continuum of care with a variety of choices on one campus, said Dee Isguzar, Case Manager at Senior Helpers in Tarpon Springs.
Independent living communities provide a place to live, activities and food but no personal care, said Larry Prescott of Grand Villa in Largo.
Assisted living also offers personal care such as help bathing or reminders to take medicine. The hands-on care is in addition to housing, activities and food, Isguzar said.
Memory care communities offer “a secure assisted living or nursing home setting, usually in a separate floor or wing. Residents may live in semi-private apartments or private rooms and have structured activities delivered by staff members trained specifically on caring for those with memory impairment,” according to the website A Place for Mom.
Skilled nursing “offer both short and long-term care options for those with temporary or permanent health problems too complex or serious for home care or an assisted living setting,” according to the website Medicare.com
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