Types of Care for Seniors

Inherent in our mission statement is the definition of community as a place where individuality, dignity, privacy, choice, and independence are honored. One of the ways we deliver on that promise is by hiring and retaining professionals who have the skills, compassion, and motivation necessary to meet our residents' needs.

As a result of the normal aging process, it may become difficult for some older adults to continue to live independently. In some cases, skilled nursing care may be necessary, but many older adults do not require such a high level of medical supervision to help with performing their daily activities—such as dressing, showering, and taking their medications.

Active Adult Community

Active adult communities are housing developments for older adults that include independent living, usually in condominium-style units. These communities typically have a clubhouse, where daily activities are scheduled for residents.

Alzheimer's Care

Many facilities offer specialized programs for residents who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia.

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities are for the older adult who does not need full-time medical supervision, but who cannot live independently. These are multi-unit facilities that provide housing, meals, nursing supervision, medication administration, and assistance with activities of daily living.

Behavioral Health

These are usually hospital-based programs that provide a range of geriatric psychiatric services in either an in-patient or outpatient basis.

Care Management

Offer advisory services addressing a wide range of senior issues, such as selecting a senior residence, choosing in-home care providers, and various financial options. Typically care managers evaluate a senior's situation with regard to health needs, housing choices and financial needs and then provide a recommended care plan.

Care Management

Offer advisory services addressing a wide range of senior issues, such as selecting a senior residence, choosing in-home care providers, and various financial options. Typically care managers evaluate a senior's situation with regard to health needs, housing choices and financial needs and then provide a recommended care plan.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities are large, full-service care communities that offer assisted living, nursing services, and other types of care.

Day Care

Day care includes programs that provide a range of geriatric day services, including social, nutrition, nursing, and rehabilitation. Not all programs provide all services.

Group Home

Group homes exist for the elderly and disabled who are unable to live independently, but who do not require full-time nursing supervision.

Home Care

Home care includes licensed health care delivered in the home as well as the provision of assistance with activities of daily living, meal preparation, and transportation.

Hospice

Hospice services can include pain management as well as emotional, spiritual, and physical support.

Nursing Facilities

These skilled nursing facilities provide 24-hour nursing services and supervision.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation services, which include inpatient and outpatient treatment, are designed to strengthen and restore abilities.

Sub-Acute

These facilities are very much like skilled nursing facilities, but are licensed to provide a higher, more specialized level of care.

Subsidized Senior Housing

Subsidized apartments for the elderly are located in high- and mid-rise buildings and garden apartments. Specifically built with seniors in mind, they are typically operated by nonprofit and government agencies. Renters must be at least 62 years old and meet income limitations, with the rental cost determined by the household income. Lists of senior citizen subsidized housing in each county can be obtained by contacting the New Jersey Division of Aging and Community Services (see Resources).


Finding a long-term care community can be a challenging process. If you have questions or if you'd like to learn more, let us know. We're happy to help in any way that we can.

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