A senior living community is a general term for the different types of care and housing for seniors. When we mention senior living, this can include assisted living, independent living, and/or personal care communities. When selecting a senior living community for your loved one, it is important to keep in mind their specific needs and preferences.
Independent Living vs. Assisted Living
When choosing the type of senior living accommodations, it’s important to understand the difference between independent living and assisted living. Although there are key differences between the two, they are both considered to be types of senior living communities charged with the mission to ensure residents live as safely and comfortably as possible. One of the biggest differences between independent living and assisted living is the type of support and care residents receive.
Assisted Living / Personal Care Communities
In the state of Pennsylvania, Assisted Living and Personal Care differ from a licensure perspective, but the terms are synonymous. Assisted living communities offer a full range of services including health management, personal care, emergency response and dining options. Assisted living communities are for individuals who want to remain independent in a home-like setting but need non-medical assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, grooming, showering, mobility, and managing medication. Assisted living residences allow a person with health concerns to continue living independently.
Independent living is designed for seniors who wish to maintain their active lifestyle and require little to no support with the activities of daily living. Independent living is ideal for individuals who can still live as they please but enjoy having access to assistance when needed. Independent living communities provide their residents with convenient access to dining, entertainment and more.
We have, staff available 24/7, certified medication administrators and Personal Care Assistants. We also have nurses on site 24/7. However, in our Independent Living we have an on call nurse and an onsite medical office.
Our services include housekeeping, laundry, group activities, chef-prepared meals, medication management or administration, regular physician visits, emergency response team, 24/7 staff.
Fountain View also offers the following amenities.
- Daily housekeeping
- For our Independent Living Residents we offer:
- Continental breakfast and lunch OR dinner,
- For our Personal Care Residents we offer
- 3 meals a day
- Restaurant-style dining
- Beauty salon
- Movies played in auditorium
- Beautiful Views of Center City Philadelphia with a small terrace on 4th floor
- Inviting common areas
- Social, cultural, & recreational activities
- Complimentary Wi-Fi & cable –(Basic cable is provided but residents are responsible for internet and phone services)
- Religious & spiritual services
Housekeeping and Laundry services are included at no additional charge for Personal Care residents in our Independent Living no laundry services are provided except linen service. No laundry services in IL offered at this time except linen service.
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