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Understanding Different Types of Senior Care in Austin - Part 1

There are many different housing options available for seniors today, especially in a thriving city like Austin. With a plethora of selections to sort through and understand, one can easily get confused and feel overwhelmed at the massive amount of information. However, if you're looking for the right type of senior care in Austin, Texas for you or your loved one the wise decision would be to understand the different types of solutions as well as different terminology. In this first part of Understanding Different Types of Senior Care in Austin Texas, we have compiled a list of helpful information below on Assisted Living and Independent Living to help you in your research. Should you have any questions we would love to provide you with information you need to help you make the best decision.

Assisted Living in Austin Texas

Assisted care, or better known as assisted living, has become one of the most popular of the senior care options in America today for aging seniors. Many people used to think that a nursing home was the only option if a senior was no longer able to care for themselves. Assisted living is not a brand new concept, however, many assisted-living communities over the last 10 years have begun increasing the quality of amenities and luxury offerings, particularly dining, as a standard part of a senior resident's daily living. Assisted living is a viable option for seniors who need assistance with activities for daily living (ADLs) but don't quite require the amount of care provided by a nursing home. Help with medication reminders, dressing, bathing, meals, and housekeeping are common and standard for assisted-living communities to offer residents of their senior living community. Most communities will offer three delicious meals a day and plan multiple social gatherings and activities for its residents. Residents live in private or semi private apartments and a staff is available 24 hours a day for safety, while most facilities also provide a licensed nursing staff. More and more assisted living facilities in Austin have made a special section of their community to serve residents who suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia. Prices for assisted living in Austin Texas can range, on average from $2500-$4000+ per month, and memory care can range from$2800-$4500. Of course every assisted living community is different. So you'll need to check with each individual community for their specific pricing and service offering. Most seniors pay for their stay privately, while some assisted living communities also do except Medicaid and other forms of government funding. Other names for assisted living include personal care and assisted care.

Independent Living in Austin Texas

Much like assisted living, independent living communities are also thriving in the US today. They serve seniors who have a few medical issues and are very independent. These residents stay in fully equipped private apartments, with multiple sizes available. Many seniors choose this option for the close proximity to other independent seniors and the vibrant social activity that comes with living in a community like this, where they can connect with others while still maintaining their independence. Some facilities are US government funded through section 22 housing, and most seniors private pay for the cost of living here. Independent living communities are also called retirement communities, retirement villages, 55+ communities, senior apartments and more. Typical prices independent living in Austin Texas can range from $1500-$3500 per month.

 

Posted by Barton Hills Assisted Living in Austin on 10/3/2016 4:37:51 PM
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