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You’ve come to the realization that it might be time to move your elderly relative into senior housing. It’s a hard decision for everyone, but it might be the best decision for you and your loved one in the long run. With all of the housing options out there, how do you know which one is right for the elderly person in your life?

If your family member does not require constant care and is still somewhat independent, it might come down to two options. Those options are assisted living and independent living.

Assisted Living facilities are mainly for those who have special needs and cannot live alone. But these individuals do not need the extensive care of a nursing home facility. Some assisted living facilities do not have a nursing staff available around the clock like traditional nursing homes, but there are trained staff on site at all times to provide housekeeping and meal preparation.

Independent Living facilities and communities are good for seniors who are ready to move out of their family home. They may feel like their home is now too big for them or they might want to live among other active seniors. Independent living is a perfect alternative because it provides seniors with a comfortable home-like atmosphere that is designed to keep seniors interactive, healthy and safe.

Brookdale offers both assisted living and independent living options for senior citizens.

Brookdale's Assisted Living communities provide housing and supportive services to older adults who require assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, medication administration and more. Our assisted living facilities for seniors feature Brookdale's signature Personalized Assisted Living approach making our communities the perfect home for retirement.

Brookdale's Independent Living communities are designed for those who choose to pursue their lifelong dreams in an engaging social environment, who have passion for life and actively live with purpose. Brookdale's Life Care communities also feature Independent Retirement Living as the predominant lifestyle. Anything but typical, we offer active living homes of all types. Other offer senior living housing, Brookdale offers a new and vibrant lifestyle.

To learn more about how Brookdale is revolutionizing assisted living and independent living, contact us today. Or visit a Bookdale community near you.

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