Have you been considering senior living options for yourself or a loved one in Mount Laurel, NJ? If you already know that senior home care (such as with a live-in caretaker) is not the right solution for you, there are four other common types of senior living care available. They are independent living, assisted living, memory care (or dementia care), and a skilled nursing facility (or nursing home). To help you find the best fit for your needs, we’ll give you an overview of available options, and explain what level of service each type offers. 

 Independent Living

Are you or your loved one enjoying an active, vibrant lifestyle but are ready for a more hands-off type of living situation? Then independent living may be right for you. In an independent living community, residents simply get to do less and enjoy more. Communities often provide residents with all-inclusive amenities, such as full housekeeping, cleaning, and laundry services. Many also have pools and gyms on-site and offer a wide range of social activities and entertainment options. On top of that, residents get to relish in restaurant-style dining with waiter service, and a close-knit community of neighbors. Independent living is best for seniors who can handle most of their daily tasks and personal care. They want to enjoy retirement with fewer chores and responsibilities. Often, seniors looking for more joy and connection than they’d have living alone choose an independent senior living community.  

Assisted Living

In an assisted living community, seniors and their families can have peace of mind that residents are completely taken care of. They’ll thrive with convenient on-site amenities and a dynamic offering of social and entertainment options. All while having a little extra medical and personal help by their side.

Assisted living is most suitable for seniors who value their independence and privacy and enjoy an engaging social life with their peers. They’ll have reassuring around-the-clock access to caregivers and medical assistance whenever they need it. 

Memory Care (Sometimes Called Dementia Care)

For seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, memory care may be the right choice. Dementia care is specifically designed for people living with cognitive decline. Residents get 24-hour care, specially-trained staff, medication management, full housekeeping services, and more. The best memory care communities also offer tailored social and physical activities, an enjoyable dining experience, and accommodating on-site amenities to make life easier for everyone in your family.   Some memory care communities in Mount Laurel, NJ offer varying levels of dementia care, depending on how progressed or early the dementia is in your loved one. For seniors living in the early or mild stages of dementia who prefer a more active and lively setting, an adjusted type of memory care community could be a better fit. For example, Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel’s Bridges neighborhood is a unique type of senior living environment that offers residents a custom-fit experience. Residents get the right balance of exceptional medical care and an engaged community life. Activities, social programs, physical and wellness classes, and other amenities are all tailored to people living with mild cognitive impairment. This unique design helps seniors thrive in the best surroundings and care.


Skilled Nursing Facility

A skilled nursing facility (or a nursing home) is closest to the 24-hour care you would receive in a hospital. Because of the available medical staff and equipment, a nursing home may be suitable for seniors needing a greater level of care. Residents in nursing homes are often more closely supervised and the facilities can provide in-depth medical assistance following an accident (like a fall) or a medical procedure (such as surgery). If your loved one is bedridden or on a mechanical breathing or feeding tube, a nursing home can offer a viable short-term or long-term option for care.

Hopefully, this overview gives you a good idea of which type of senior living option in Mount Laurel, NJ may be right for you and your family. To learn more about which living option is right for you or your loved one. Visit Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel! We offer spacious apartments in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and our Bridges neighborhood. You’ll also get ample freedom and flexibility to choose exactly what works best for you and your care needs. Schedule a tour now!

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