The search for senior housing and senior care can be stressful and overwhelming at times. We have created a guide to help you navigate through some of the many options and services available to you in Rapid City. We would love to discuss these options with you and develop a strategy that works best for you, your family, and your financial plan. The guide covers:
Assisted Living – Assisted living communities provide housing and care to seniors who may need some assistance with daily tasks, but who do not require the skilled care provided at a nursing home. Assisted Living allows residents to have as much independence as they want with the knowledge that personal care and support are available if they need them. Assisted living communities are designed to provide residents with assistance in basic ADLs (activities of daily living) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and more. Assisted living communities differ from nursing homes in that they don’t offer complex medical services.
Senior Living communities – Independent senior living communities cater to seniors who are self-sufficient and who do not need hands-on care. Residents live in fully equipped private apartments, town-homes, or villas. These communities usually offer a broad range of intellectual, physical and social activities.
Home Healthcare/In Home Services – Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient than and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Nursing Homes Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside of a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care – like bathing, getting dressed, and eating – as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.
The guide can be found under the Resources tab in the client portal or accessed by clicking here. Please feel free to share the guide with family and friends. Certainly, there are some items that are already out of date with our guide as health care options and costs change often. When you discover something in our guide that is out of date, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.