A 55+ or active adult community is limited to individuals age 55 and older. Meadowood accepts residents 62 and older.
Active Adult Community
An active adult community, usually limited to those 55 and older, offers relatively maintenance-free, independent living.
According to Leading Age, a national association of nonprofit senior care organizations, aging services encompass skilled nursing, assisted living, life plan communities, home-based services and more.
Assisted living is a residential setting for individuals who need help with daily care and access to medical services, but not as much as a nursing home provides. (see Personal Care)
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
A CCRC, or life plan community, contains many types of senior care all on one campus. This allows residents to remain in the same community as their care needs change. (see Life Plan Community)
Dementia care refers to caring for all conditions defined as dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy body dementia and vascular dementia. Activities and therapies can include reminiscence therapy, dietary adjustments, physical activity, sundowning and support for challenging behavior. Meadowood is a leading provider of dementia care in the greater Philadelphia area. (see Memory Care)
An independent living community — which provides residents with convenient access to dining, medical care, entertainment and more — is ideal for those who can still live independently but want access to assistance when needed.
Life Plan Community
A Life Plan Community, formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, offers tiered levels of lifestyle and healthcare options all on one campus, including independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing.
Memory Care Services
Memory care is round-the clock residential, long-term care providing intensive, specialized care for people with memory issues. (see Dementia Care)
A nursing home is a residence providing long-term care for those who don’t need to be in a hospital but cannot be cared for at home. A skilled care facility, however, is typically a temporary residence for patients requiring medical rehabilitation treatment.
Personal Care Residence
A personal care home monitors residents’ functioning and location daily, supervises nutrition and medication, provides transient medical care, and has the capacity for crisis intervention. Meadowood’s Laurel House is a personal care residence licensed by the PA Department of Human Services. (see Assisted Living)
An adult retirement community is a planned development for people typically age 55 and older, with no provision for healthcare. Individuals can either purchase or rent living units.
Senior Citizen Home
By law, senior citizen housing means housing for individuals 62 or older that is subsidized in whole or in part under any local, state or federal program.
Senior Living Community
A senior living community is an umbrella term that includes several types of senior care and housing, including assisted living, care and nursing homes, independent living, memory care and retirement communities.
Senior Rehabilitation Services
A senior rehabilitation center offers short-term care to help patients recovering from an illness, injury or medical procedure to reduce their physical pain and improve function. Meadowood community residents and people from the greater community have access to a short-term stay for skilled rehabilitation care in our Holly House.