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How are Assisted Living Facilities Different From Nursing Homes?

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How are Assisted Living Facilities Different From Nursing Homes?

At some point, support from family, friends, and local programs may not be enough for seniors to continue living on their own. Seniors who require additional help may consider moving to a residential facility that can provide the services they need. However, it can be difficult for seniors and their families to know which type of living solution is best suited for them. Here are the answers to common questions about these two types of senior facilities.

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Final thoughts

When seniors can no longer manage their medications and daily activities on their own, it may be time to consider moving to a residential facility. Assisted living is a great option for seniors who need extra support or who need assistance with day-to-day tasks. In contrast, nursing homes provide round-the-clock care for seniors with complex medical conditions. If you or a loved one would like more information about facility-based senior care, these organizations are ready to help:


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

800-633-4227 (toll-free)

877-486-2048 (TTY/toll-free)




Eldercare Locator

800-677-1116 (toll-free)








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