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What Are Your Loved Ones Senior Care Housing Options?

by June 20, 2019

Today, there are many senior housing options, and this can become overwhelming when you’re trying to choose what’s best for your loved one. If the level of care they require is high and you are not able to meet that commitment, there’s nothing you should be ashamed about, as providing assisted living care is a full-time job. When you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to consider transitioning your loved one into an assisted living community. 


Here at Tysons Woods Assisted Living, we provide personal care in our senior assisted living communities in Northern Virginia. We create a care plan catered to each, so your loved one can live as freely and comfortable as possible. We offer many amenities for our residents to ensure your loved one enjoys their time at our community. 


Below we have gathered a list of the common housing options for elder individuals:  

Staying at Home

Some seniors can stay in their own homes or live with family members if they are relatively independent or can receive the help they need at home. If they need additional assistance, In-home caregivers can help with cleaning, meals, and other services for daily living. Also, you may want to consider making simple home repairs or modifications to make their home safer, such as installing a wheelchair ramp, bathtub railings, or emergency call system. 

Active Adult Communities 

Active adult communities are neighborhoods made for seniors who live by themselves in houses or townhouses. The residents are fully independent and have no trouble living on their own or maintaining their home. This allows active and able seniors to live on their own but near others who require similar care. These communities offer a range of social, recreational, and educational activities so they can receive an enhanced lifestyle. 

Independent Living Communities 

Independent living communities consist of housing designed exclusively for seniors, usually including retirement communities, retirement homes, and senior housing. These communities provide many amenities such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, and transportation. This is ideal for seniors who can take care of themselves and want to live in an active community setting, free from worries about daily chores. 

Residential Care Homes

Residential care homes offer personalized care to small groups of adults in traditional homes and neighborhoods. They provide meal services and assistance with activities of daily living. This is best for seniors who need individual care in a home setting.

Continuing Care Retirement Community

Continuing care retirement communities meet the needs of a lot of seniors. These communities are part independent living, part assisted living, and part skilled nursing home. Residents can choose the kind of care they need. This is ideal for spouses who want to stay close to one another even if one requires a higher level of care. This allows them to continue to receive care as their needs change over time. 

Assisted Living Facilities 

Assisted living facilities have a wide range of services for seniors, they can live independently or receive assistance. These facilities have staff available 24 hours a day to provide meals, medication management, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, and transportation for their residents. They also offer group dining and common areas for social and recreational activities for their residents. 

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide seniors with 24-hour supervised care, meals, activities, and health management and support. They are fully staffed with nurses and other health professionals to provide residents with the care they need. Some seniors may stay here temporarily to recover from a fall, health condition, or surgery. While other seniors need to stay long-term. This is ideal for seniors who are unable to care for themselves and need daily assistance. 

Choose Tysons Woods Assisted Living Community in Northern VA

At Tysons Woods Assisted Living, we provide senior assisted living communities that strive to make sure our residents feel safe and comfortable with the personalized care we provide. Our communities are small to foster a close-knit family community among our residents. Our residents receive a free lifestyle while getting the individualized care they require. 

If you are interested in learning more about our assisted senior living communities, contact us at (703) 846-0395 or online for more information.