You might choose a move like this because it would be nice to have help around the house – or maybe your family wants you to have that help.
Maybe you're recovering from an injury or an illness.
Nursing homes include more ADLs in their monthly cost.
Let's look at the Activities of Daily Living to see which you might need help with: Of course!
People will often use the terms “assisted living” and “nursing home” interchangeably, but the two are very different.
Let's take a look at how they line up: Assisted living facilities are for people who can still take care of themselves for the most part.
You might choose to live in a nursing home if you need frequent or daily medical care, or if your ability to get around has lessened and you feel more secure having people check in on you frequently.
Often, family caregivers might choose a nursing home when they feel they can't care for their loved ones well enough anymore.
The number of assisted ADLs you need determines your level of care and the cost for it.
Assisted living facilities include a small number of ADLs in the base monthly cost.