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Infographic: 5 Types of Residential Care

October 19, 2022

When the level of care needed by an ailing or elder person exceeds what can be provided at home, residential housing is often a next step. But how do you sort through the variety of options available and choose the correct level of care?

Our infographic “5 Types of Residential Care” reveals the five types of outside-the-home care found in most urban and suburban communities, and what to expect from each. Learn which options are best suited for an individual’s wants or needs, including:

  • Smaller, more homey environments
  • Apartment-like residential communities
  • Facilities offering memory and dementia care
  • Facilities offering 24-hour nursing supervision

Answers from experts in family caregiver support

“5 Types of Residential Care” is based on our popular fact sheet on the same topic, and drawn from our 40+ years of experience supporting family caregivers and providers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

It’s part of a series of ten all-new infographics, each featuring bite-sized tips and helpful ideas on a variety of subjects related to family caregiving and working successfully with people with dementia.

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Infographic about types of residential care