5 Types of Senior Housing Options

(Last Updated On: November 16, 2018)

Senior living is no longer the one-size-fits-all living arrangement of the past. With the greater understanding of peoples’ different capabilities and needs, residents can choose a housing plan customized to their standards so as to maximize their quality of life. There are several different living options available, but here are the five most common types of senior housing options.

Independent Living Communities

Healthy, active seniors able to maintain a significant level of independence may find independent living communities to be the most desirable option. At Laurel View Village, a senior living community near Johnstown, PA, our residents are allowed the same level of freedom as living at home, but without the requirements of maintaining that home (you will not be asked to clean the gutters).

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

For a more long-term option, many seniors choose a CCRC. Committing to a continuum of care at a community such as a CCRC, provides peace of mind to family members who want to make sure their loved ones are well cared for. Laurel View Village is a CCRC and provides the continuum of care.

Personal Care Residences

When you or your loved one need more help with day-to-day tasks than provided by an independent living community, you may find our personal care residence to be the preferable option. And, at our senior retirement community near Johnstown, PA, you will make new friends, and be a part of the kind of community you may have had at a job, or in your home, but are now missing as you retire and old friends move away. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served each day, and there’s a staff on hand to administer any medications you may need, or any care you may require.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Laurel View Village’s skilled nursing area can also provide care around the clock to residents who require extra nursing care due to either a prolonged condition, or recovery from an accident.

Memory Care Communities

Seniors and their families can benefit from a staff trained specially to deal with conditions such as Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related disabilities. With the attention given to the day-to-day needs of the residents, and a full staff on-hand with daily activities and therapy, the residents’ experience is made to be as comfortable and worry-free as possible.

No one should feel like they have to make compromises in their level of care, and with so many options at our senior retirement community, such as apartments, townhomes, personal care and skilled nursing near Johnstown, PA, you won’t have to.