Assisted living is a type of care that helps people age in place in a comfortable and safe environment. It can provide the assistance a senior needs to watch television, engage in activities, and visit with friends. It also provides caregivers who take care of the residents’ basic needs. Visiting assisted living communities can help you decide whether this type of care is the right option for you.
Companion care is a form of assistance that focuses on emotional support and companionship for a senior. Companion care may include light housekeeping, medication reminders, and assistance with activities of daily living. These services can be provided in an assisted living community or a nursing home. Companion care may also be provided through personal care assistants or homemaker services.