Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home Care: What Is the Difference?

If you are a senior citizen in Kansas, you may be wondering what the difference is between assisted living and nursing home care. Both of these options provide seniors with a place to live, but they offer different levels of care. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between assisted living and nursing home care, so that you can make an informed decision about which option is best for you!

Serving the Residents of Derby, KS since 2012, Derby Assisted Living is designed to give each resident a sense of home and independence.

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There are a few key differences between assisted living and nursing home care. First, assisted living is designed to help seniors maintain their independence, while nursing home care is designed to provide full-time medical care for seniors who require it.



Second, assisted living facilities typically cost less than nursing homes because assisted living is not designed for providing full-time medical care to its residents.



Third, assisted living facilities are usually located in residential neighborhoods and do not have many restrictions on visiting hours. Nursing homes, however, tend to be located on hospital campuses or other institutional settings that may require visitors to abide by certain rules about when they can come for visits (such as only being allowed during specified times throughout the day).



Lastly, assisted living facilities often offer housekeeping services and other amenities. Nursing homes do not provide these types of amenities because their primary focus is providing medical care to residents who may be bedridden or have other hyper-specialized medical needs.

Derby Assisted Living is a true assisted living community. We do our best to create an environment that is supportive and nurturing. One that provides the best possible care and best quality of life with the highest level of independence all while keeping comfort in mind.

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