There are many types of living options available to seniors depending on the level of care needed.
Senior living options generally fall into 4 categories.
Many seniors who are active and independent, but no longer want or need the burden of owning a home, may choose to move into an independent living facility. Independent living facilities provide many of the same comforts of home, but without the worry and upkeep.Learn more about Independent Living Options available through UPMC and its affiliates.
Personal care facilities offer seniors extra help with daily routines and activities such as:
Assisted living facilities provide more complex care than either independent living or personal care options.Learn more about Assisted Living options available through UPMC and its affiliates.
Skilled nursing facilities are available for seniors and others who need 24 hour nursing care after discharge from a hospital or transfer from another type of facility or home. The care needed may be either short-term or long-term, based on a person's illness, condition, or injury.