The differences between assisted living facilities, and nursing homes can be hard to differentiate; especially to someone just beginning in this season of their life.
Assisted living facilities are meant to span the gap between independent living, and living in a nursing home. For some, the transition period from an assisted living to a nursing home is accelerated, where others may never venture into a nursing home.
Some may need temporary help while getting over an injury or ailment where others need constant help to continue living. The good news is, assisted living homes can suit a much wider variety of patients than a nursing home can. There are many reasons why that statement sets assisted living homes apart from nursing homes.