Nursing Homes vs. Personal Care Homes: Which Is Right for You?

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It’s important to know the differences between nursing homes and personal care homes.

As we grow older, there’s a common belief that life in a nursing home is inevitable. And while many seniors resign themselves to the prospect of living in a large facility, the truth is that there’s another lesser-known option to consider: a personal care home.

Personal care homes offer the best of both worlds: all the comforts of a cozy, homelike environment, combined with professional around-the-clock care and support. Nestled into residential neighborhoods just like any other home, personal care homes limit the number of residents, offering a higher staff-to-resident ratio, and ultimately, better care.

And because the number of residents is small, seniors enjoy the sense of community personal care homes offer, forming strong social bonds – something that’s more difficult to achieve in a facility environment such as a nursing home.

While all personal care homes differ in amenities, you can typically expect:

  • Private or semi-private rooms or suites
  • Assistance with personal care needs, such as bathing, getting dressed, using the toilet, etc.
  • Homestyle meals
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24-hour monitoring, supervision and support
  • Fun, engaging activities, both onsite and out in the community
  • And much more

Older adults and their loved ones who are seeking an alternative to moving to a nursing home and the ability to maintain independence, enhance safety, and form friendships in a family-like environment will find the perfect solution from Innovative Senior Solutions.

Our personal care homes, available throughout southwest Georgia, offer the best of both worlds for older adults who are living alone and experiencing isolation and loneliness, or who could benefit from having professional care assistance available as needed around the clock. Our senior residents even enjoy transportation to our adult day health centers for additional socialization and engagement, if they choose.

Innovative Senior Solutions’ founders are both registered nurses and lifelong residents of Georgia, with personal and professional experience in caring for older adults, and are pleased to have received numerous awards over the years for exceptional work and dedication to our community. Partnering with Innovative Senior Solutions for your aging care needs means the seniors you love will receive the high quality, trusted and dedicated care they deserve.

The mission of Innovative Senior Solutions is to improve the lives of seniors by ensuring each client has a perfect care experience. To achieve this, each of our team members is expertly trained to offer compassionate and comforting care, treating the senior you love just like family.

If you’d like to learn more about our company or our personal care homes, arrange for a tour, or simply request additional resources about care options for older adults, please contact us any time at 866-409-0582.