Assisted Living v. Nursing Home Care

With so many senior care facilities available, it can be confusing for families to clearly understand their choices. This is especially true when families feel rushed due to a sudden change in their loved ones health status.

One of the biggest confusions is discerning the difference between assisted living care vs. nursing home care. Questions regarding short-term or rehab services within these communities also comes into play. Obtaining information on services provided for both types of facilities can help you make a confident choice for your family member.

The information below includes what services are typically offered within the two facilities, however, each community may vary offering more or less than what is listed below. For more questions about Renaissance's specific services, please contact us. 

Nursing Home Services

  • Medication management and administration
  • Assistance with ADLs (activities of daily living/personal care)
  • Skilled nursing
  • Medical treatments
  • Palliative care
  • Commonly have an attached memory care neighborhood for residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia

Assisted Living Services

Additional Nursing Services

  • Recreational activities though typically fewer outings compared to assisted living
  • Meals, snacks, housekeeping and laundry
  • Extensive supervision
  • Logged activity participation for family and state reference

Additional Assisted Living Services

Nursing Home Living Space

  • Private and shared room options
  • Common area/shared living room
  • Limited or no outdoor recreational area depending on facility (supervised)

Assisted Living Living Space

  • Private and shared room options
  • Various size apartments/studios
  • One or more common areas within building
  • Outdoor space where residents are free to come and go during nice weather

Making a final decision about senior care can be difficult, and sometimes having a knowledgeable advisor can help. Friendly advisors at AplaceForMom can help you choose the best community for your family member.