Even prior to the pandemic, the terms assisted living and nursing homes have been used synonymously. However, there are important and distinct differences between the two.

Discover the Differences Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

You may be wondering, “what’s the difference?” Assisted living provides assistance with activities of daily living and socialization in a residential setting while removing the burden of home maintenance. Nursing homes, however, cater to a more vulnerable resident who requires acute around-the-clock nursing care.

Confused? That’s normal. The first part of this guide explores the key differences between assisted living and nursing homes.

Learn About the Pandemic’s Impact on Both Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes

Although the pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on the elderly, the implications to residents were far more severe in nursing homes than in assisted living. That’s because the differences between assisted living and nursing home care are substantial.

This guide details how the differences between assisted living communities and nursing homes affected the way they were impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. 

Explore the Future of Assisted Living and What the Best Communities Are Doing Now

Although the pandemic resulted in some large-scale and lasting changes to assisted living (with things like telehealth and virtual tours are here to stay) many things haven’t changed: Assisted living still offers older adults a sense of community and opportunities for a purposeful and fulfilling life.

In this eBook, you’ll learn about:

  • The different types of communities that fall under the broad senior living umbrella
  • How COVID was handled in assisted living communities compared to nursing homes
  • What assisted living looks like moving forward
Is Assisted Living Just Like the Nursing Home?

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