While your loved one is getting on in age, it would be a very good idea for you to give some thought to the kinds of living arrangements that would best suit your loved one and their individual needs. We at Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City would be more than happy to inform you of the differences between assisted living and independent living. In doing so, we hope that you may make an informed and sensible decision in the selection of a living arrangement that is most beneficial to the wellbeing of your loved one.
Medical Care and Support
Assisted living is a wonderful option for individuals who are no longer capable of living on their own, but do not require a rigorous nursing care program. Independent living, on the other hand, will provide your loved one with more personal autonomy and independence, and does not give one access to nursing medical care.
Independent living is capable of providing a sense of mental peace to individuals who are no longer comfortable with the idea of living on their own. Individuals with medical issues that do not negatively affect the basic comings and goings of regular daily life would do very well in this sort of environment. However, when individuals are no longer capable of tending to their own basic living needs, making good and sensible decisions on their own, or functioning without the assistance of their loved ones, then the assisted living arrangement would offer medical support.
Pricing and Fees
Independent living arrangements and communities are associated with a preference for a particular lifestyle and have little to do with medical care. This generally means that they are relatively easy on the pockets. However, do note that this kind of arrangement is not likely to involve coverage by insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. The assisted living arrangement, however, puts a great emphasis on increasing the level of medical care that your loved one can receive at home. Since these services are extensive and comparatively holistic, the assisted living arrangement is more likely to be more expensive as compared to independent living. The assisted living arrangement also has a higher chance of being covered by insurance for long-term medical care and Medicaid.
The Involvement of Family
As your loved one gets on in age, you and your other family members will probably be increasingly involved in making care decisions for your loved one. One thing to note is that family members who have caregiving responsibilities may experience depression and burnout, and this means that they may sometimes require some extra help. The independent living arrangement takes some of the weight off the family members’ backs, all while ensuring that your loved one does not feel afraid or alone, with certain arrangements made to care for them.
Assisted living, on the other hand, allows for family members to be free of all responsibilities to render care because the care community will provide all-inclusive care for your loved one.
Rittenhouse Village at Michigan City
At Rittenhouse Village at Michigan City, we have various senior living options to suit the needs of you and your loved ones. Contact us today to find out more.