Understanding the Different Types of Care Available

When choosing care for a loved one, there are many options to choose from. It’s important to look at what they might need, what types of support they currently have in place, etc. Once you know what type of care your loved one might need, you can search out local companies who offer that.

Home Care:

If you’re looking for someone to help with such things as preparing meals, personal care (e.g. bathing, dressing), housekeeping, and general activities of daily living, looking into Home Care for your loved one might be the right way to go. There are a wide range of services provided.

Home Health Care:

Home Health Care Agencies provide nursing, home health aide, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social work services. Care is provided in their residence for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, or restoring health or minimizing the effects of illness and disability while promoting independence. Care is provided by skilled health aides or nurses.

Adult Day Care:

Adult Day Care Centers offer social, recreational and health-related services to individuals in a protective setting who cannot be left alone during the day because of health care and social need, confusion or disability.  These programs make respite for caregivers possible, and provide support groups for participants and caregivers.

Adult Family Homes:

Residents typically have a disability or other issues that keep them from living independently, but they would still like care in a home-like environment. Adult Family Homes offer a community based setting in a residential home licensed to care from two to six residents. The home provides room and meals, laundry, supervision, assistance with activities of daily living and personal care.  Some homes provide nursing or other special care.

Assisted Living Facilities:

Also called Boarding Homes, these types of facilities are similar to Adult Family Homes, but offer space for 7 or more individuals.

Skilled Nursing Facilities / Nursing Homes:

A nursing home is a residential facility for persons with chronic illness or disability, particularly older people who have mobility and eating problems. Round-the-clock skilled nursing care is provided in these types of facilities, as is long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, and other services.

Independent Living Facilities / Retirement Homes:

Those elderly people that simply want to live in a smaller space will often seek out a retirement home. This type of home does not include any type of medical care, though it may include various extras such as transportation, senior services, and events that are planned with seniors in mind. Many seniors move to retirement homes when their own homes become too much to handle.

What Sunrise offers:

Sunrise currently offers Home Care and Adult Family Homes. If you would like to talk with someone about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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