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Types Of Senior Living

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Types Of Senior Living

About Senior Living in Montgomery, Grimes, Walker, San Jacinto, and North Harris Counties in the State of Texas

Home Care

For those that can live alone but could use help with meals, laundry and general household support. There are options to expand the support to include transportation, and health services.

This type of service ranges from companionship, conversation, meal planning, housekeeping, errands, and transportation to activities of daily living such as bathing, hygiene, walking, and eating assistance.


Independent Living Communities

Ideal for active, independent people who may find options for meal preparation, housekeeping, and laundry services will make their lives more enjoyable and manageable.

Independent Living Communities in Southeast Texas include senior housing or senior communities whose residents are at least 55-60 of age and older. Many Independent Living communities will offer some assistance with transportation and group activities. Most locations offer meals, laundry, housekeeping and social activities. These locations are not licensed for care and would require assistance from an in-home care agency or caregiver.

Assisted Living Community

Independence with options for personal assistance in a social environment.

There are hundreds of Assisted Living locations in Southeast Texas alone which range from smaller homes with 4-10 residents to larger locations with over 100 residents. Assisted Living provides a safe, somewhat supervised environment for people who want assistance with meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation as well as support with activities of daily living, commonly called ADLs. This can include one or more of the following: dressing, bathing, grooming, and toileting. Medication Management is an important service offered in Assisted Living. Assisted Living also will provide opportunities for socialization, engagement, and activities.


Residential Care Homes also called Personal or In-Home Care Homes

A home-like environment that each offer a wide level of living options from general companionship to higher levels of assisted living and memory care.

This type of service ranges from companionship, conversation, meal planning, housekeeping, errands, and transportation to activities of daily living such as bathing, hygiene, walking, and eating assistance. Typically, these are private homes with far fewer residents than in an assisted living community. The common denominator is the homelike environment and depending on licensing requirements, residential care homes often provide assisted living level care as well as memory support.

Memory Care Community also called Memory Support

Help to safely manage memory loss and offers a personalized care program.

There are many people with short-term memory issues that have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia or various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy-Body, Frontotemporal and Vascular. In Southeast Texas, there are locations that specialize in supervising and caring for individuals with these conditions and other types of dementia including stand-alone locations, smaller residential care homes or those that may be part of an assisted living community. Offering many of the amenities and services provided by assisted living providers, in memory care, there is typically more supervision and a greater amount of caregiver involvement in assisting residents with their ADLs. Activities and care are geared toward people with varying levels of cognitive impairment.


Skilled Nursing Facility also called SNF or Nursing Homes

For those that require constant medical care, but at a lower level than a hospital.

These facilities are also called Convalescent Centers, Rehabilitation and Post Acute Care. These patients require constant medical care, but at a lower level than a hospital. Nursing home patients usually require more medical care than residents in an assisted living facility, residential care home or memory care location.

Respite Care

Refers to a temporary situation where either a family needs a break from providing care at home or is unable to care for their loved one at home for a limited amount of time. Sometimes just having a period of time in respite can help a family caregiver regroup, take time for some self-care, rest and rejuvenation. Policies for respite vary from community to community.


Hospice Care

Is the stage of care when curative strategies have been abandoned. Someone with a chronic illness in later stages or who may be within six months of end of life is a good candidate for these services. Hospice provides support not only for the person in care, but also bolsters the entire family by helping with grief and bereavement services, spiritual support, symptom and pain management. Hospice can be a wonderful relief for families during an emotionally difficult time.

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