The Different Types of Care

When searching for services it can be very difficult to understand the different levels of care and what they provide. To make this easier for you to navigate we have details the levels of care and what they consist of.
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Independent Living

Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for older adults, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely, from apartment-style living to single-family detached homes. In general, the housing is friendlier to aging adults, often being more compact, with easier navigation and no maintenance or yard work to worry about.

While residents live independently, most communities offer amenities, activities, and services. Often, recreational centers or clubhouses are available on site to give you the opportunity to connect with peers and participate in community activities, such as arts and crafts, holiday gatherings, continuing education classes, or movie nights.

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Assisted Living

This long-term care option provides a safe, comfortable environment for individuals who need assistance with day to day activities like dressing, bathing, and medication management. This type of living promotes independence wherever possible, but also provides individuals with the care and medical assistance they need. At Loretto, we’re focused on providing the best quality of life possible for the individuals in our assisted living communities. We provide daily activities and planned outings that help promote hobbies, interests, and socialization.


Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

As needs continue to progress for your loved one, Loretto offers skilled nursing and short term rehabilitation to meet the advanced medical needs of the individuals we care for. This allows our residents to stay in the Loretto community while receiving the care they need. Skilled nursing and rehabilitation is available to those receiving our long-term care services, or those who are hoping to return home, helping them recover from surgery, illness, or injury.


Memory Care

For those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s, this unique type of long-term care is designed to meet the needs at any stage of the disease. At Loretto, we’re proud to be one of the largest providers of memory care, offering the first residential program in Central New York specifically designed for individuals affected by memory loss. Supported by extensive staff education and research partnerships, we are focused on safety and active living within or programs, as well as working toward finding a cure for this disease.


Home Care & Caregiver Support

Home care programs like PACE CNY allow individuals to receive care as they age in place at home. In addition to offering in-home care, PACE CNY provides a wide spectrum of care and services at day health centers, hospitals, and long-term facilities.

Caregiver respite is offered at Loretto in the form of Daybreak, our Adult Medical Day Care program. This day program is for adults 21 and older. Medical day programs get participants out of the house, while assisting them with medical conditions they may be unable to manage on their own, and providing them with a safe environment complete with meals and activities.

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