Menu Close
question mark icon


Contact us today to learn more about Parkway Place

Understanding the Different Levels of Care Offered in Senior Living

Woman smiles thinking about the levels of care offered in senior living

When looking for a senior living community, it’s important to understand what the care options are. You may be looking for an independent living option now, but if something changes with your care needs, you need to know what the options are and if that senior living community offers a continuum of care. In general, senior living communities are happy to answer any questions you have about levels of care offered in senior living. Call and speak to an experienced senior living professional and learn more about the senior living options available. Parkway Place has a team available to speak with you, so call today at 281.305.1846.

Understanding the Levels of Care Offered in Senior Living

With many living options available in senior living communities, knowing what the level of care is with each option might seem confusing. What’s important to know is that whatever level of care you need, it can be available to you. Independent living has the least amount of supervision or specialized care, whereas 24-hour skilled nursing care offers the highest level of care.

Most senior living communities will conduct an assessment to ensure what each potential resident’s needs are. It is not uncommon to underestimate the level of care that you or a loved one need, so this assessment is a very important part of the process.

Senior Living Care Options

At Parkway Place, there are five main living types and corresponding levels of care.

  1. Independent Living

This living option is the most like living on one’s own. It is designed for seniors who are active in their retirement and do not need much—or any—support services. They want the benefits of living in a community where regular maintenance is taken care of so that they can enjoy their time doing things they enjoy.

  1. Assisted Living

This is a step up from independent living. You may still live on your own within the community, but you can have assistance with daily tasks like bathing, getting dressed, cooking, driving, and medication management.

  1. Memory Care

Residents of memory care programs may come directly from their home environment when a family recognizes a higher level of care is needed, or they could transition from independent or assisted living within their senior living community. When memory loss poses a threat to one’s safety, memory care is the smart choice.

  1. Long-term Skilled Nursing Care

If an illness exists that requires 24-hour care, then long-term skilled nursing is the best option. In this scenario, residents can receive services like speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medication management to maintain the best quality of life possible.

  1. Respite Care

Caregivers require care from time to time as well. Respite care benefits both family members who are caregivers as well as the senior they are caring for. This temporary care option allows caregivers to take a break from their responsibilities and know that their loved one is receiving the best care possible in their absence.

Schedule a Tour of Parkway Place for Senior Living Care Options

There are many options when it comes to senior living. At Parkway Place, you can choose from more independent living or options that have more specialized and dedicated care. When you choose a senior living community that offers a continuum of care, you can have peace of mind knowing that when your needs change, there are plenty of options to continue residing at Parkway Place with added levels of care as needed.

Call on the team at Parkway Place to learn more about senior living options at our beautiful location in Houston, Texas. Complete our online contact form or call 281.305.1846.