FAQ’s For The Senior Care Guru

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is Elder Law?
  • What is elder law planning ?
  • What is the difference between elder law planning and estate planning ?

    Why is elder law important ?

  • What is an Assisted Living Facility?

  • Assisted living facilities provide 24-hour supervision and assistance with activities of daily living. A key feature is social activities which provide seniors with a sense of community. Being in an apartment style room adds a feeling of independence and having restaurant style dinning is an added bonus.
  • What is Independent Living?
    Independent living is designed for seniors aged 55 and older. It is ideal for seniors that do not need care but can benefit from having amenities, activities, and optional services. Senior housing is more compact with easier navigation making it more senior friendly.
  • What is In-Home Care?
    In-home care is optimal for seniors who wish to remain at home. Agencies staff trained caregivers to provide in-home support ranging from a few hours a day to 24hour care. This solution offers seniors assistance while providing care in the comfort of their own home.
  • What is a Residential Care Facility?
    Residential care facilities also referred to as Board and Care Homes offer non-medical care services in a comfortable home-like setting. Caregivers provide around the clock supervision to make sure residents are safe. This option is fitting for someone that has full-scale care needs.
  • What is a Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers Facility?
    Seniors with mild memory loss and/or more severe memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s/Dementia may need special accommodations to keep them safe while navigating unfamiliar challenges. These facilities provide highly specialized environments and activities designed to meet these needs.
    They help manage day to day challenges of memory loss and provide around the clock care in a secure and safe environment.
  • What is a Nursing Home?
    Nursing homes are medical facilities that serve many different purposes. Because of their range of services they can be called different names. Some example references are rehab, long term care facility, and their formal name, skilled nursing facilities. All are the same business with different functions. They are designed to help individuals whose needs range from short term rehabilitation to long term care due to chronic care needs.