Senior housing term implies group of senior citizens who live in proximity of their peers and take part in joint culture activities and services. Senior homes incorporate single family home to senior community housing facilities sharing group living facilities with each other. The seniors exploring senior housing often found it highly confusing to differentiate between independent living, assisted living and nursing home cares.

Though interlinked, all these three terms are slightly different in providing service. Independent living implies that senior are quite self-sufficient and want only freedom and privacy, though they are able to carry out their own care. Assisted living implies that senior living houses have facilities for providing assistance in bathing, meal preparation and grooming, but not for severe medical problems. However, nursing home means 24 hour medical facilities for the seniors coupled with daily cares of getting around, bathing and eating.

When selecting a senior home for your near and dear one, you must be specific what cares he requires to lead a normal, dignified and happy life. You should know whether your parents need long-term care or short term, whether he is suffering from some chronic problem or not, whether he needs privacy and independence as per his condition or not. You can easily select a suitable senior home after deliberating upon these points.