Where Do I Begin?

That’s the question that many people ask when beginning their search for a senior living community. Because different types of communities offer different levels of service, you should begin by considering the types of services you or your loved one needs.

KSLA’s membership consists of three types of senior living communities:

  • Assisted Living
  • Personal Care
  • Independent Living

Assisted Living Communities

Assisted Living Communities are for seniors who primarily need socialization.  It is a social model, not a medical model.  Residents may have medical issues, but can manage mostly by themselves.

Assisted Living  communities provide assistance with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding, ambulation and toileting.  In addition, Assisted Living communities provide assistance with instrumental activities of daily living which include housekeeping, shopping, laundry, chores, transportation and clerical assistance. Assisted Living communities also provide assistance with self-administration of medications.

If an Assisted Living Community sounds like the type of community you need, download Things to Know Before Choosing an Assisted Living Community to use as a guide as you consider your options for Assisted Living.

Personal Care Homes

Personal Care Homes are for seniors who need more medical intervention.  It is a medical model. The residents in Personal Care need more help with medications, testing and other nursing services.  Socialization is still needed and is an important part of the care provided.

Personal Care homes also provide assistance with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding, ambulation and toileting.  In addition, Personal Care homes provide assistance with instrumental activities of daily living which include housekeeping, shopping, laundry, chores, transportation and clerical assistance.

If a Personal Care Home sounds like the type of community you need, download Things to Know Before Choosing a Personal Care Community to use as a guide as you consider your options for Personal Care.

Independent Living

If an Independent Living community is what you’re looking for, download Things to Know Before Choosing an Independent Living Community to use as a guide as you consider your options for Independent Living.