Senior Citizen's Guide to Cleveland 2013 Vol. 1 - page 8

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Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Cleveland
medical services is the elderly residents don’t require
help. If independent living is a part of an established
pay community, such as in the case of a CCRC, the
services offered to the dependent population are the
same ones offered to the independent population if they
choose to use them.
Senior Apartments
Senior apartments are a
good choice for older adults
that can take care of them-
selves. Usually, these apart-
ments are developed like
standard apartments, but
differ in that they have an
age-restriction. Some apart-
ments are also equipped
with assistive technology
such as hand rails and pull
cords to aid you. Overall,
these apartments are great
if you’re looking for a com-
munity of elderly neighbors
without the hassles of a
larger home to manage.
Assisted Living
Assisted living communities are designed for individu-
als who cannot function in an independent living envi-
ronment but do not need nursing care on a daily basis.
Assisted living communities usually offer help with bath-
ing, dressing, meals, and housekeeping. The amount of
help provided depends on individual needs. Many as-
sisted living facilities also have professional nurses and
other health care professionals on staff or are available
on call should a resident require special care. Medicaid
and Medicare cover some long-term care offered by as-
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