Understanding the Levels of Care: From Independent Living to Nursing Care

Choosing the right senior living community for aging parents can be daunting. At Noble Horizons, we offer a range of care options tailored to meet the individual needs of each resident. This guide is designed to simplify the various levels of care available, helping children of aging parents make informed decisions.

Independent Living

Ideal for: Active seniors who need minimal assistance.

Independent living at the Noble Horizons’ Cottages is for seniors who wish to maintain an independent lifestyle while enjoying community living. This option is perfect for self-sufficient people who appreciate a senior living community's conveniences and social opportunities. A home away from home with the ability to transition to various levels of care when needed.

Assisted Living

Ideal for: Seniors requiring assistance with daily activities.

Assisted living is a step up from independent living, providing help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. It combines personal care with independence, ensuring each resident receives the support they need while retaining as much autonomy as possible.

Skilled Nursing Care

Ideal for: Seniors needing 24-hour medical supervision.

Skilled nursing care at Noble Horizons is for residents who require round-the-clock medical attention, either for chronic conditions or post-surgery recovery. Our skilled nursing units are staffed with dedicated healthcare professionals providing comprehensive medical care and support.  Residents have access to occupational, physical, speech and recreational therapy.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Ideal for: Seniors needing temporary rehabilitation.

Short-term rehabilitation is designed for residents recovering from surgery, injury, or illness. Our program focuses on providing intensive therapy and care to help residents regain their strength, mobility, and independence as quickly as possible.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Ideal for: Seniors requiring rehabilitation services without residential care.

Outpatient rehabilitation at Noble Horizons offers therapy and treatment for those who do not require inpatient care. It’s ideal for seniors living independently or in assisted living who need to improve their physical abilities due to injury or illness. A great transition from skilled nursing and residents accessing in-house services who are ready to move back home!

Long-Term Rehabilitation

Ideal for: Seniors with ongoing rehabilitative needs.

Long-term rehabilitation is for residents who require ongoing therapy and care due to chronic conditions and disabilities and for residents recovering from strokes.  This level of care is designed to enhance the resident’s quality of life and independence over an extended period.

Transitioning Between Levels of Care

Noble Horizons handles transitions between care levels with utmost care and consideration. Decisions are made through:

Assessments: Regular evaluations by healthcare professionals to determine the most suitable level of care for the residents’ health and safety.

Family Involvement: We engage family members in the decision-making process, respecting the preferences and needs of each resident.

Personalized Care Plans: Tailored care plans ensure seamless transitions, focusing on the well-being and dignity of each resident.

Understanding the various levels of care available at Noble Horizons can alleviate concerns and empower you to make the best decisions for your aging parents. Each level of care is designed to meet the unique needs of our residents, ensuring they receive the appropriate support and attention at every stage of their journey.


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