Nursing Home Care

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home: How to Choose the Right Level of Care

Long-term care options for older adults are more varied than ever. But deciding which option is best for yourself or a loved one can be complicated.

A good place to begin is by deciding what level of care is right for your circumstances.

In this article, we’ll help shed light on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and how to decide which one is the right choice.

What are the key differences between assisted living and nursing homes?

Assisted living is primarily a residential environment, while nursing homes — also called skilled nursing facilities — are considered medical environments.

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