If your loved one is struggling with taking care of themselves and doing everyday tasks, there are many senior care options out there, but which one is best for your loved one? If your family member wants a quiet, intimate, and private environment, senior group homes in Dallas Texas may be the best option.
What is a Senior Group Home?
Senior group homes, also called residential care or personal care homes, are private residences where multiple unrelated seniors live. This type of assisted living is for seniors who do not require licensed, long-term care, but need assistance in daily living activities. Residential care homes can be small (up to 16 residents) or big (17+ residents). Those with more than three residents are required to obtain a state license. In Texas, there are type A or type B licenses. Care homes with a type A license house residents who are physically and mentally able to evacuate the building unassisted should an emergency arise. A type B home has residents who need assistance to safely evacuate. Group homes also need to have either an on-site or on-call house manager who is readily available should an emergency arise. Depending on the licensing type, a residence may be required to have nighttime supervision.
Group homes are required to provide the following services:
- Personal care
- Home management
- Social and recreational activities
- 24-hour supervision
- Supervision of/assistance with direct administration of medication
This senior care option is more affordable than a nursing home or traditional assisted living facility. Memory care will increase the cost.
How is it Different From Other Types of Senior Care?
Residential senior care facilities are more intimate and ideal for seniors who don’t do well in large group settings and who don’t have extensive medical needs. Senior care runs the gamut from home care to nursing homes. The different terminology used to describe the various senior care facilities can be confusing. The main difference between the different types of senior care is the level of medical care provided. Here are the other options:
Home care is a good option for seniors who can carry out everyday tasks without much difficulty, but may need some services. Often, a family member arranges for home care visits for their loved ones when they are unavailable or lack the medical expertise to provide care. Home care involves a professional caregiver going to a client’s home. The caregiver can be at the house for a few hours a week or around the clock. This option is the lowest cost.
Retirement communities offer separate, independent housing for their residents. These are also called independent living facilities. These facilities are for seniors who can do daily tasks without difficulty. Similar to apartment or condominium complexes, each residence is self-contained. Many retirement communities are secure and gated and offer community pools, recreation and event rooms, and community activities.
Assisted Living Facility
Assisted living facilities help residents age in place through the provision of various levels of care. Residents in assisted living communities have private rooms, a bathroom, and a small kitchen. Senior group homes are also a form of an assisted living facility. These are often in houses where residents can have their own bedroom. The kitchen, living areas, and sometimes the bathrooms can be shared. In larger assisted living facilities where residents have a variety of care needs, on-site skilled nurses are available to help residents who require more than standard assisted living care. Assisted living facilities, which include group homes, are regulated and licensed on the state level, not on a federal level like nursing homes. Assisted living facilities provide more skilled medical care than an independent living community, but less than a nursing home.
Assisted living facilities usually include the following services:
- On-site trained staff available around the clock
- Household chores
- Medication management
- Bathing assistance
- Meal and activity escorts
- Injections by an RN
- On-site exercise rooms or beauty parlors
- Shared kitchens, dining rooms, and lounging areas
- ADA compliant hallways, doors, kitchens, and bathrooms
- Locked units and memory care wings for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents
Manchester senior care homes, for example, the assisted living If you’re looking for group homes for your loved one, Manchester senior care homes offer nutritious meals, social activities, light and bright ADA-compliant bathrooms, and a safe, home-like environment.
Nursing homes are multi-housing facilities that offer residents private rooms that can be rented or bought. The facility provides meals, recreational activities, and hospital or health care. These facilities are regulated on the federal, not state level and have requirements that are more stringent. Additionally, nursing homes are the most expensive care options. Nursing homes are for seniors requiring the highest level of skilled medical care. Nursing homes have 24/7 on-site medical monitoring equipment, and nurses to provide care.
Manchester Senior Group Homes in Dallas TX
If you are searching in the Dallas area for assisted living, Manchester Care Homes is the answer. We are a boutique assisted living provider offering personalized, industry-leading care in a residential setting since 2009.
Our four houses in the Dallas area provide continuous and compassionate care to meet the physical and emotional needs so residents can be independent. Our warm, inviting, and purposefully-built homes facilitate a safe, secure, and familiar home-like environment. In all our homes, we provide the following services:
- Doctor/registered nurse on staff
- Personalized care plans for each resident designed by our staff doctor and RN
- Daily monitoring of weight and blood pressure
- Incontinence care
- Hourly bed and room checks
- Three daily, delicious, nutritionally-balanced, home-cooked meals cooked from scratch by our in-house chef
- Daily housekeeping/laundry services
- Private ADA compliant bathrooms in each suite
- Roll-in showers and roll-up sinks
- Assistance with toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing
- Assistance with mobility
- 4 to 1 resident-to-staff ratio 24/7/365
- 24-hour staff on-site
The Manchester Difference
As a company, Manchester Care Homes strive to go beyond typical senior group homes in Texas. Here are some things that set us apart:
- We offer non-institutionalized residential luxury care
- Our houses and business are privately and locally owned and operated
- Our owners and operators are in charge, not a large corporation
- Our staff are full-time W-2 employees, not contractors
A Dallas senior group home is a good option for your loved one that provides intermediate medical care in an intimate, home-like setting. Contact us at Manchester Care Homes today to learn more about how we can serve your loved one.