New LifeStyles - Los Angeles

Summer/Fall 2024

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The following are definitions of the types of Senior Living and Care found in New LifeStyles. Sections are color-coded for easy reference on the index. n CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (CCRCS) Offers a long-term continuing care contract that provides for independent living units, residential/assisted living services, and nursing care, usually in one location, and usually for a resident's lifetime. Most CCRCs require an entrance fee to be paid by the applicant upon admission along with monthly fees. n INDEPENDENT LIVING Independent living communities with amenities such as meals, transpor tation and activities usually included in a monthly fee. n APARTMENTS Independent living units with age requirements. Meal service, activity programs and services usually are not included in the monthly rent. n ASSISTED LIVING A combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care, designed to meet the needs of those needing help with the activities of daily living. n CARE HOMES Licensed care (usually) provided in a residential setting providing assistance with medications, bathing, dressing, etc. n MEMORY CARE Communities offering specialized programs for residents suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory loss. These programs can be offered by Residential, Assisted Living or Nursing Centers. n NURSING/REHAB Centers licensed to provide health care and services involved in managing complex and potentially serious medical problems. n HOME CARE Included in this category are both Home Health Agencies (providers of skilled nursing and licensed health care services in the home, hospital or residential facility) and companies that provide Non-Medical In-Home Care assistance to meet the needs of individuals to remain safely in their homes. n HOSPICE Hospice care may be provided in the home or a senior care community. Services can include pain management and a variety of emotional, spiritual and physical support. n PRODUCTS & SERVICES Financial, health-related and other valuable products and services designed to meet the varying needs of mature adults. n MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Equipment and supplies ordered by a health care provider for everyday or extended use, also known as Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Examples of DME may include: oxygen equipment, wheelchairs, walkers, bed equipment, shower chairs, or blood testing strips for diabetics. n WOUND CARE Wound care includes assessing and cleansing wounds, performing dressing changes, and implementing interventions to promote wound healing. TYPES OF SENIOR LIVING AND CARE 8

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