What's the real difference between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes? This guide will help you decide which option is right for you or your loved one.


What is Assisted Living?

A lifestyle choice for seniors who are mostly independent but want a little extra help and peace of mind in a comforting environment.

Today, there are so many options for senior living that choosing can be overwhelming. From independent retirement to assisted living and nursing homes, making the right choice is key for a senior's health and happiness.

Assisted Living -vs- Nursing Homes


Personalized help for tasks like cooking, driving, life enrichment, and social support.

A good choice for seniors or others who may worry about things such as falling, forgetting bills, missing medications, loneliness, or falling behind in home maintenance or self-care.

What is a Nursing Home?

Provides care for seniors or others who need daily, hands-on medical care. This may mean major care needs like daily therapy, IV medications, or even being on a ventilator.

Most skilled nursing needs are only short-term and most patients must find a second option for care needs once they are discharged.

Nursing homes, or skilled nursing, is for residents that require 24-hour monitoring and nursing oversight.

Where do I start ?

Start by considering Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Someone who wants or needs help with ADLs would be a good fit for assisted living.  However, if the ADLs also include the need for help with a major medical condition, a nursing home would be the better choice.

  • Paying bills
  • Dressing
  • Medication management
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cooking and eating
  • Personal hygiene
  • Home maintenance

If you are considering assisted living, we'd love show you what New Haven has to offer.

Please, contact us today for more information and to schedule a private or virtual tour!


Helpful  Downloads

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  • What is Assisted Living Really Like?
  • Assisted Living Budget Worksheet
  • Information on Our Facilities