The words “nursing home” often strike fear into the hearts of aging Americans. While nursing homes have changed, your parents’ attitudes toward them probably haven’t.
It is commonplace for people to use the terms “assisted living community” and “nursing home” interchangeably when referring to a place that provides care for the elderly or disabled. In fact, an assisted living facility is different from a nursing home in a number of ways.
Your parents’ generation likely remembers the cold, institutional-looking nursing homes of the 1960s and ’70s, so when it comes to what assisted living is — and isn’t — misperceptions abound.
One of the questions most frequently asked by families of potential residents of The Arbors Assisted Living Residential Communities is: How can I tell which is best? Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing? It’s not really a matter of which is best. What is important, is your loved one’s needs.