Retirement Homes, Nursing Homes, and Care Homes

Seniors who are no longer able to remain completely independent often move into a retirement home, nursing home, or care home. Services here range anywhere between part-time assistance to full time supervision.

Types of retirement homes, nursing homes, or care homes fall into the following types of care settings.

Assisted Living

Adults who can live independently, but require both regular personal care services and hospitality services due to physical and functional health challenges may choose to live in an assisted living residence. These may be also commonly known as retirement homes. There are both private pay and publicly subsidized assisted living residences in B.C. Assisted living residences can range from a high rise apartment complex to a private home.
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Residential Care

People who have complex care needs and can no longer be cared for in their own homes or in an assisted living residence may move into a residential care facility. These are commonly known as nursing homes or care homes. Residential care housing arrangements can be made for either short-term or long-term stays, depending on a senior's needs. There are both private pay and publicly subsidized residential care facilities in B.C.

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