Complex Care vs Assisted Senior Living: Understanding the Differences

Moving into a senior’s residence for the first time can be an overwhelming time of change for some people. This is especially true if you’re unfamiliar with the different types of care that are available. Some seniors might benefit from the services provided by an assisted living residence, where they can live on their own but get extra help when they need it. Others require the type of comprehensive assistance offered in a complex care environment, where daily support is provided. Here are the main differences between these two kinds of care.

Assisted Living – Help When You Need It

Senior assisted living is designed for those who need help with some — but not all — of their daily tasks. Residents live in their own apartments but receive assistance for certain aspects of their everyday life, like bathing and housekeeping. People who need walkers or wheelchairs are welcome, but they must be able to get in and out of bed by themselves.

Here’s what you can expect if you move into an assisted living residence at Retirement Concepts:

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Complex Care – Access to 24/7 Assistance

For a senior who needs significant help every day, complex care is likely the right choice. This level of care is designed for those who require high levels of assistance, including those who suffer from dementia or require palliative care.

Here’s what you can expect if you move into a complex care residence at Retirement Concepts:

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Compassionate Senior Care in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec

Finding the right level of compassionate and respectful care is easy when you choose one of Retirement Concepts’ retirement homes. Contact one of our locations today to schedule a visit and for more information to help you decide which level of care is right for you or your loved one.