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Assisted Living vs. Supportive Living: What's the Difference?


Your loved one is unique, and so they need a special place that caters to their specific needs. It's important to know your senior as well as the senior living styles that are available to them. Consider the difference between assisted living and supportive living when making your decision.

Assisted Living 
Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who desire to live independently, but who also appreciate the help that is always nearby if needed. This type of care provides nursing assistance, housekeeping, and prepared meals as necessary. Residents live in a variety of apartment styles and accommodations that fit their particular desires. Seniors can take advantage of professional medical support and enjoy a variety of programs, activities, and social events that keep them active and interested.

Supportive Living

Supportive living communities give seniors the same access to highly-trained caregivers, medical support, and social activities as in assisted living communities, but offer seniors the benefit of financial assistance through Medicaid, veteran's benefits or financial assistance programs.

The Illinois' Supportive Living program is available to any senior who:

Undergoes screening to determine if their medical condition is suitable for supportive living

Does not have an evolving disability or severe mental illness

Has tested negative for tuberculosis

Is not currently taking part in any other federal community services waiver program

Both living styles bridge the gap between self-sufficient living and a nursing home, cultivating independent life while providing residents with support and care catering to their individual needs. No matter which community is best for your loved one, you can rest assured that they will receive the highest quality of care. 

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

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