Assisted Living in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano and Mendocino Counties
The senior population in Sonoma County is predicted to grow to 143,636 by the year 2030, representing 24% of the county’s total population. Fortunately, there are many options in long-term care living including assisted living, smaller residential care homes, memory care locations, nursing homes and in-home care.
Independent Living Communities – Independent Living Communities include senior housing or senior communities whose residents are at least 55-60 years of age and older. Most locations offer meals, laundry, housekeeping and social activities. These locations are not licensed for care and would require assistance from an in-home care agency or caregiver, should the resident need help with activities of daily living (ADLs).
Assisted Living – There are nearly 200 licensed, Assisted Living locations in Sonoma County which range from smaller homes with 4-6 residents to larger locations with over 100 residents. These locations provide companionship, meal planning, housekeeping, social activities and transportation as well as assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, hygiene, transfers, eating assistance, managing medications and more.
Memory Care – There are many people with short-term memory issues that have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia or various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy-Body, Frontotemporal, and Vascular. There are locations that specialize in supervising and caring for individuals with these conditions and other types of dementia including stand-alone memory care facilities, smaller residential care homes, or those that may be part of an assisted living community.
Nursing Homes – Often called Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Convalescent Centers, Rehabilitation and Post Acute Care, these residents require daily medical care, but at a lower level than a hospital could provide. Nursing home patients usually require more medical care than residents in an assisted living facility, residential care home or memory care location.
In-Home Care – This type of service ranges from non-medical care such as companionship, conversation, meal planning, housekeeping, errands, transportation, assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management to actual nursing care.
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At Senior Care Authority, your Senior Care Advisor will assist you with the most appropriate options listed above based on your needs or your loved one’s needs. All of the options listed above with a hands-on-approach.