Assisted Living  vs.  Nursing Homes: 

What’s the Difference?

Are your parents at the point in their lives where they need some additional assistance to maintain their active and independent lifestyle?

It’s natural that as our bodies age, we may need more help with daily tasks. Either way, you’re wondering whether it may be time for senior living, assisted living or other types of aging services support.

Assisted Living: Independence with support

Assisted living is designed for seniors who wish to maintain a level of independence but require some assistance with daily living activities. It offers a balance between support and autonomy, allowing them to have control over their lives while receiving the help they need when they need it.

Personalized Care When choosing an assisted living community, it’s important to consider the staff-to-resident ratio, caregiving philosophy, commitment to wellness programs, and what is covered in the monthly fee versus charged as an ‘extra.’ Asbury residents receive person-centered care from a dedicated team of associates. This individualized approach ensures that seniors receive the support they require while preserving their independence in other aspects of life.

Nursing Homes: Comprehensive medical support

Nursing homes are best suited for seniors who have more significant medical needs and require round-the-clock care. Some of the main services of nursing homes to assess include...

Skilled Nursing Care:  Staffed with registered nurses and medical professionals available 24/7 to provide comprehensive medical care, including administering medications, managing chronic conditions, and emergencies.