There are many types of communities called “Senior Housing.” What a community is called does not give you a good understanding of what you might need or want. Many communities will combine the housing types below into a single building or campus, thus providing some “continuum of care.” Our local experts will help you understand the options available, so that you can make an informed decision that meets your needs, both now and as you age.
In Minnesota, assisted living varies from a three bedroom luxury apartment with full kitchen and multiple baths, to an efficiency apartment with a partial kitchen and half bath. To be considered “Assisted Living” in Minnesota the minimum requirements are: 2 meals a day, weekly housekeeping and laundry service, assistance with 3 or more of the activities of daily living…
Minnesota has a growing number of residential care homes. In this setting, typically there are 4-7 residents in a home within a residential neighborhood. Each resident is in a private or shared room and may have a private or shared bathroom. Because of the smaller intimate setting, there is a higher level of attention given to each resident…
There are various settings for Memory care today. Many Assisted Living communities have a secure area for those that need a higher level of staff assistance and are at risk of wandering. There are also sites today that require a dementia diagnosis for their residents. Staff to resident ratios is higher in memory care settings and dementia training is required…
- whether you want to own or rent and
- whether you want to change communities or move again if you need assistance. .
Most of the clients that we work with prefer to rent because they don’t want to put the burden on selling property to others and more importantly they don’t want to have to make two . . .
Nursing homes also known as Skilled Nursing Facilities are federally regulated. They provide nursing staff- RNs/LPNs around the clock. Today, there are many alternatives to a nursing home and the level of care found there. It is important to ask and understand what care is really needed. Many senior living options offer Independent…