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Comfort Keepers Non-Medical Senior Care in Salem, OR

When a senior can no longer take care of themselves, living in their home may not be a good choice. In that case, assisted living community or nursing home might be a better solution. In this article, we will review these two types of long-term senior care. 

Assisted Living

Seniors who need assistance with simple tasks, such as meal preparation, and seniors who are no longer confident enough to keep living on their own, may benefit from assisted living. Seniors who suffer from vision impairment or have limited mobility will find staying in assisted living communities comforting, knowing they are safe. This is due to the design of communities – the halls are wide whereas the floors are easy to steer with walkers/wheelchairs. Compared to nursing homes, assisted living communities usually have less strict regulations so members of a senior’s family need more time to find the best facility for them.

Assisted living communities to provide residence to seniors and around-the-clock supervision. They also offer a variety of services such as light housekeeping, transportation, meal preparation, laundry, medication assistance, etc. Every client receives the type of care they need. In addition, exercise programs and health programs are at clients’ disposal. Clients also have the opportunity to enjoy various cultural and social activities. Thanks to individual apartments, assisted living communities offer more privacy to clients.

Clients who need or want extra care may choose to have a Comfort Keepers caregiver by their side. This will give them additional peace of mind.

Nursing Homes

Seniors who suffer from a chronic illness or have a disability need extensive around-the-clock care. This is where nursing homes come in. Nursing homes offer medical services, rehabilitation, nursing care, personal care services, and dietary services in a highly supervised environment. Their clients live in semi-private or private rooms.

Many nursing facilities help seniors to recover after a surgery or accident by providing them short-term care. Some nursing facilities may provide special programs and units to keep patients who are in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's safe.

At Comfort Keepers, we provide high-quality senior care services to help our clients live well. We care about our clients’ needs and desires, and we treat each one of them with the care and respect they deserve. Comfort Keepers provides non-medical services in both assisted living facilities and in nursing homes. Apart from that, our caregivers offer their expertise to seniors who want to keep on living in their own home.

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