Senior Housing & Referral Services
Independent & Assisted Living Apartments
Senior Care Home or Board & Care Home
Alzheimer's & Dementia Care with Secured walking path.
Skilled Nursing & Rehab Facilities
When deciding on the senior housing options, it’s important to consider not only the needs your loved one has now, but also those needs they may have in the future:
• Physical and medical needs. As you age, there may be a need for some help with physical needs, including activities of daily living. This could range from shopping, cleaning, cooking, and looking after pets to intensive help with bathing, moving around, eating, and managing medications. Your loved one may also need increasing help with medical needs. These could arise from a sudden condition, such as a heart attack or stroke, or a more gradual condition that slowly needs more and more care, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.
• Home maintenance. Living at home may become too difficult or too expensive to maintain. Health problems that make it hard to manage tasks such as housework and yard maintenance can become overwhelming.
• Social and emotional needs. As you age, social networks may change. Friends or family may not be as close by, or neighbors may move or pass on. You may no longer be able to continue driving or have access to public transportation in order to meet up with family and friends. Or you simply may want to expose yourself to more social opportunities and avoid becoming isolated and housebound.
• Financial needs. Modifying your home and long-term care can both be expensive, so balancing the care you need with where you want to live requires careful evaluation of your budget. It is common that seniors need assistance with managing finances, including payment of bills. This may require setting up Power of Attorney for Finances.
In general these options range from apartments that are 55 plus, independent living communities, homes in and independent senior community, like Laguna Woods, to senior mobile home parks. Meals and/or other services may or may not be available. This is typically for the more independent older adult.
Senior Care Homes-
Also known as board and care homes provide seniors with a private or semi-private room in a home, in the community, just like our own homes. The homes have been modified to meet the needs of older adults. Residents receive home cooked meals, and assistance with Activities of Daily Living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, laundry, housekeeping, transportation and activity programs. Senior Care Homes are licensed by The Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing.
Assisted living communities provide the same services offered by a Senior Care Home but in a larger environment. Residents select a private apartment and personal care services are provided in their apartment. Assisted living communities have large dining rooms, much like a restaurant, where residents order from a menu. Additional amenities may include on site beauty/barber shop, general store, dining venue options, theater, activity area, gym, and spa. Assisted Living is also licensed by The Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity.
Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Housing-
Dementia care offers assistance with the activities of daily living, in addition to catered memory care services. These specialized services may be provided in a senior care home, a secure assisted living community or nursing home setting.
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)
May also be referred to as nursing homes, convalescent hospital or rehabilitation facility. These facilities provide custodial and skilled nursing care 24/7. Skilled nursing care involves trained professionals performing services that are needed temporarily due to an injury or illness, including:
A nurse attending to a post-operative wound or dispensing and monitoring intravenous medications
A physical therapist working with a resident to rectify strength and balance issues
A speech therapist assisting a resident in reclaiming their ability to communicate following a stroke
An occupational therapist helping a resident to become independent again, particularly when it comes to dressing, personal hygiene and eating.