What Type of Senior Living is Right for You?

If you’re investigating senior living options, the terminology can be a little confusing. Some of the community types may sound the same, but they can offer very different residence and health care options.

Here are three types of communities – and what they really offer.

Independent Living Communities:
In these communities, independent seniors with few medical needs live in fully-equipped private apartments. Meal plans, activities and entertainment may be offered and sometimes for an addtional fee.

Residential Care Communities:
Residential care, often compared to assisted living, is a long-term care option for those who need help with everyday activities such as meals, bathing, dressing, medication management, and transportation. Some communities also offer assisted living memory care for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Some communities are assisted living only, while others do not offer on-site healthcare.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC):
Also known as Life Plan Communities, CCRCs offer a full continuum of care, from independent living to assisted living, to nursing and/or memory care.

As the only continuing care retirement community within 30 miles of Salem, Capital Manor gives you a full range of resident-centered health services on site, whenever you need it. Capital Manor is a state registered Continuing Care Retirement Community with a licensed Residential Care facility and secure Memory Care, offering personal care 24/7.