Senior Living and Elder Care Resources

Senior Care Resources Network acts as a knowledge central for senior living and elder care options.  It provides news, views, research, evaluation, and directories of communities and elder care service agencies (such as in home health care agencies).

Elder Care Books

Elder Care Books provides a few examples of useful books for seniors, caregivers and senior care communities.

Senior Living Directories

Senior Independent Living Communities–These communities have independent living options with optional services such as household chore help, meal preparation, personal assistance services, and medication supervision.

Assisted Living Communities–These communities serve seniors requiring day to day assistance as aging and medical conditions progress, offering a much fuller array of services than senior independent living communities, though not offering full-time skilled nursing services as nursing homes would have.

Alzheimer’s Care Communities –These communities, for seniors with memory related challenges, often have secure areas, give medication assistance, offer rehabilitation programs to alleviate symptoms associated with dementia, and offer assistance with activities of daily living, household chores, meals, transportation, medication, etc.

Memory Care or Dementia Care Communities–These communities offer similar services as Alzheimer’s care communities.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)–These communities provide a continuum of care as seniors age and progress through various states of health and assistance requirements and they usually include independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing home components.

Residential Care Homes  (CBRFs)–These homes can be considered as assisted living in a home-setting usually run by individuals or families and offering assistance with activities of daily living, meals, household chores, social programs, transportation, medication assistance, etc.

Skilled Nursing Homes–These facilities provide full-time skilled nursing services, for those who need continuous medical attention, in addition to offering assistance with activities of daily living, meals, household chores, social programs, transportation, medication assistance, and physical/occupational/speech therapy.

Adult Day Care Centers–These programs offer structured places for senior respite care, relieving the family caregiver of their responsibilities for a short time, and offer various mind-stimulating activities, personal care services such as grooming and toileting, and healthcare services such as physical or occupational therapy.

Short Stay- Respite Care Centers–These programs offer care to seniors for short periods of time, either at home, in adult day care, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities, and can include companionship, meal preparation, personal care (help with toileting, bathing, grooming, etc.) and limited medical care (medication assistance, etc.)

Hospice Centers–This care is meant for terminally ill seniors who require continuous pain management and are in the last stages of their lives and can be given at seniors’ homes, hospice centers, hospitals, or nursing homes.

Senior Care Communities–This term includes all the types of senior living communities that have been mentioned above this.

Active Adults Retirement Communities –These are 55+ retirement communities where residents lease or purchase single family homes, mobile homes, or condos and have some communal activities, though they are not as extensive as meal preparation and other common services in independent living or assisted living communities.

Home Care Agencies Directories

Home Care Agencies – Non Medical Private Duty Care –These agencies provide in-home personal care (bathing, toileting, grooming, etc.), companionship, respite care, light housekeeping, transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders, running errands, and live in support.

Home Care Agencies – Medical–These agencies provide in-home skilled nursing, physical/speech/occupational therapy, medical social work, certified home health aide work, and various other specialty services such as diabetes or memory care management

Home Care Agencies – Hospice–These agencies provide palliative care for seniors with terminal illnesses that have less than six months to live and can include medical professionals and grief counselors.

Get Listed In the Senior Living Directory for FREE

If you are a senior living community (independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, dementia/ memory care, CCRC, nursing home, residential care home, respite care/ adult foster home, etc.) or an elder care service provider such as a home health care agency, you can get listed in the Senior Living Directory for Free!  First, go to the directory and search for your facility. If it is already listed (based on information from public sources and the internet), you may review your listing and let us know if you need any updates. If it is not found, please upload your listing using the Get Listed link on our directory website.

You can provide detailed information about your community or services including name, address, contact information, detailed description of your services and features, photos (2 to 4 good quality images), your web site address, etc. You may also embed a short video about your community in the description.  The same listing can be used for more than one category of senior living community or senior care so you do not need to duplicate your listing.  If you need assistance, please contact us.

Once submitted, our experts will review the contents before approval. We reserve our rights to add or edit the contents uploaded or the entire listing without assigning any reason.

Glossary on Elder Care Terminology

This section provides a glossary of terms used in the senior care industry.

How The Referral Service Works

Our service is a free, no obligation, complimentary referral service for seniors. Family caregivers looking for senior living and elder care services can visit our websites and senior care directories to research and analyze the options available for their loved ones.  The information available on the website or the directories is completely free and they do not need to register to access this information.

After doing the research, as a senior or a family caregiver, you can submit your requirements along with your contact details by filling in the Request Free Information form displayed on the right panel on this page.  Our service matches your requirements and requests the elder care communities (independent retirement living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and nursing homes,  residential care homes, etc.) and in home care agencies to contact you. Experienced senior care staff call and discuss your specific requirements and schedule site visits. It is your choice to decide if the community or service provider is the one that suits your personalized needs.

How We Make Money

Our service is free for seniors and their families. It is a no obligation, complimentary referral service. Elder care communities (independent retirement living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and nursing homes,  residential care homes, etc.) and in home care agencies compensate us for our referrals. We are also compensated by sponsors and advertisers.

Contact Senior Care Resources Team

Please submit your requirements using the Request Free Info form on the right if you are looking to speak with a staff member from a senior living community or home care provider. You may contact us by filling in the contact form for other purposes.

 

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