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A Look at the Care Options in Senior Living Communities

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November 8, 2022
A Look at the Care Options in Senior Living Communities

There’s no better time to consider senior living than now! The senior living industry is evolving and continuously improving to meet the high expectations and needs of the growing senior community.

Whether you’re highly active, need a little assistance with personal care, or are recovering from an illness or injury, there’s a senior living option that will meet your needs.

Let’s look at the most popular care options in senior living communities!


Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are perfect for independent older adults who need a little help with personal care. Residents in assisted living communities have access to services and amenities designed to make life easygoing and maintenance-free.

Here are a few of the services and amenities offered in assisted living communities like Notre Dame:

  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • Fitness classes
  • Help with personal assistance as needed, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Three delicious meals and snacks prepared daily
  • Cultural, social, educational, and spiritual programs
  • Transportation to shopping, medical appointments, and community events
  • Beautiful spacious studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartments
  • 24-7 security and staff

Skilled Nursing

Many senior living communities offer short and long-term care options for residents who need occupational, speech, and physical therapy or rehabilitation. Experienced and professional therapists are available to create customized plans, including delicious meals and therapeutic activities to help patients recover and transition to their homes and families. Skilled nursing care also includes housekeeping services, safety measures, and planned activities for residents.

Memory Care

Memory care communities are designed to support the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional needs of people with impaired memories from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Specially trained healthcare professionals are available to create individualized care plans to address the needs of each resident.

Every aspect of senior living communities, like Notre Dame’s Harmony Memory Care, is designed for memory residents with services and amenities that include:

  • Sensory stimulation programs
  • Aroma therapy and music therapy
  • Community outings
  • Memory boxes
  • Mental health services
  • Ongoing family support
  • Enhanced safety measures to prevent injury and wandering

Independent Living

Independent living or retirement communities are popular for retirees who are physically independent and don’t need health care or help with personal care.  These communities are designed for active seniors who want to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with plenty of social opportunities with other seniors. Most independent living communities have an abundance of activities, recreational events, planned outings, and high-end services and amenities.

If you have questions or want more information, contact Notre Dame.

About Notre Dame Health Care

Notre Dame Health Care (NDHC) offers a range of post-acute programs and services to the community, including an Assisted Living Residence; Adult & Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care; Post-Acute Recuperation; Short-Term Rehabilitation; Skilled Nursing and traditional Long Term Care; Specialized Memory Care; and an educational resource center which serves our employees and community. We embrace the individuality, spirituality, and wholeness of each member of our community, including our residents, patients, families, volunteers, and staff.

Notre Dame Health Care is proudly non-profit and honored to carry on the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to care for the sick and vulnerable and to educate for life through our NDHC Educational Bridge Center.

Notre Dame Health Care
555-559 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-5800