We find that our needs and desires for housing evolves as we grow older. Access to 24-hour assistance to a sense of community and engagement with your neighbors are on your radar. You’ll find peace of mind at Sunscape™ knowing that health-support services are right there in the building that is important to you.

With so many options to choose from, you’re still faced with understanding the many differences between them. Sunscape™ Boca Raton wants to help you discover the lifestyle you desire. Our team is here to help you make informed decisions on the many living options available to you. Determining which senior housing option is best for you, a relative or friend is our goal.

Living Options for 55+ in Boca Raton

If a community that supports your active and independent lifestyle is what you are looking for, there are options that offer varying levels of support.

55+ Retirement Communities

“Age-restricted” or “age-qualifying” communities means you must be 55 years or older to live there. A 55+ community is an excellent choice if you are looking for a retirement-friendly community that is maintenance-free. Most of the general upkeep of your home comes with your monthly community rental.

Each 55+ retirement community offerings differ. They may provide apartments, shared-wall townhomes, cottages and more. Many communities will have multiple housing types to choose from, allowing you to pick what feels right for your comfort.

Independent Living Communities

Independent living communities are similar to 55+ retirement communities. In the Boca Raton area you will usually find additional perks like sponsored events and programming and extra amenities, such as on-site gyms, pools, restaurants and more. These services and amenities are aimed at connecting neighbors and giving residents easy options for staying active and engaged.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

A CCRC provides residents with ongoing care that adapts as their care level changes. A CCRC resident has a range of options, from fully independent living to skilled nursing support. Many community residents find peace of mind knowing they won’t have to uproot and change neighborhoods due to a change in their health.

Communities for Those Needing
Support or Assistance

We often find that we need some level of assistance in our daily lives as we age. Fortunately, many types of communities are available to help you continue to lead the lifestyle you desire, even as your support needs change.

Assisted Living Communities

Those needing more support can benefit from an assisted living community. You continue to live mostly independently, but team members are available to help with daily tasks as needs arise.

Depending on the community, there’s a wide range of actions that team members will assist with. A few of the most common are dressing, bathing and eating. Team members will work with you to ensure your needs are met while you maintain the highest amount of independence possible.

Nursing Homes

A nursing home can provide residents with a full range of healthcare services in addition to consistent daily assistance in Boca Raton. When it’s found they can no longer live safely and efficiently in their own home because they require around-the-clock care, a nursing home may be a good resource. Nursing homes combine residential and healthcare environments, and they often include skilled nurses as part of their team.

Skilled Nursing Communities

At skilled nursing communities you’re find around-the-clock medical health monitoring. Their teams include licensed medical professionals who can provide skilled nursing care. People with more severe or involved health needs benefit from the enhanced medical resources in these communities.

One important note to remember: there are federal protections for residents of nursing homes and skilled nursing communities. The protections cover a resident’s financial affairs, personal property and right to privacy. Visitors are allowed at any time, according to the resident’s wishes. Entering these communities does not mean giving up one’s rights and autonomy.

Memory Care Communities

For anyone living with memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, a memory care community may be the best option for maintaining a lifestyle where they can thrive. These communities feature a professional team of well-trained individuals equipped to help with the varying aspects of memory loss as it affects daily living.

Additional safety features and design elements are featured in these communities to benefit those experiencing memory loss. Social connections and relationships are also actively supported and often times include pets. These communities offer programs and events that are designed to enhance memory and cognition. By being intentional in developing these communities’ physical and social space, those experiencing memory loss can continue to live safe and full lives.

Short-term Care and Assistance

Short-term care and assistance offer support to friends and family members who are the primary caregivers for older adults. These options allow for flexibility to step away from caregiving responsibilities for short periods of time and may range from a few hours to several weeks.

Adult Day Care

An adult day care offers a professional, safe and interactive space with trained team members. It can be an excellent way to help a person suffering from loneliness or isolation to stay socially connected.

Adult day cares vary in terms of what services and assistance they provide, but most are equipped for personal grooming assistance and therapeutic exercise. In addition, meals, snacks and transportation for participants are often offered. Some adult day cares specialize in supporting people with specific needs, such as memory loss.

Short Stay/Respite Care Programs

Short-stay programs are very similar to adult day care. They allow the caregiver flexibility to take a break from those responsibilities, while ensuring a continuous positive environment for the person receiving care.

Short stay is also referred to as respite care and the programs can take many different forms. It may be that a friend, family member or a paid care provider comes to a person’s home to take temporary responsibility. In other cases, assisted living communities or nursing homes offer short stay programs as well, where they can spend time in the community instead of at home. No matter what the arrangements are, the person receiving care do not experience any gaps in support throughout the program.

Residential Care and Assistance

Residential care and assistance offer the same or similar services as other forms of living, but it all takes place in their private home. Multiple types of residential care and assistance are available, and they are a good choice for people who prefer to live in a single-family home environment.

In-Home Care: in-home care allows an individual to stay in their own residence, or that of a family member or friend. A care provider, in this case can be paid or a family acquaintance, assists with daily tasks, chores, healthcare services and more, depending on needs.

Residential Care Homes: these homes are supported by a professional team who provide around-the-clock aid with all manner of daily tasks and needs. A typical residential care home will have a small number of residents sharing a private residence which may include individual rooms as well as roommate options. Dining is usually included. Residential care homes could include a variety of residents, not just older adults. Certain residential care homes will cater exclusively to certain communities or could provide catered services for those residents experiencing memory loss.

Hospice Care: when people are facing a terminal illness, their needs are often met through hospice care. It can take several forms, including paid hospice caregivers as well as family and friends taking on caregiving responsibilities.

Hospice care often takes place in a private residence, but there are also hospice facilities, and providers that support hospice housing for multiple individuals. The time spent in hospice care is different in every situation and can vary drastically. It may last anywhere from a week to more than six months. A person’s time in hospice care is usually accompanied by palliative treatment to help them remain comfortable.

It’s Your Choice.
Choose the Way You Want to Live.

The array of housing care alternatives available reflects the continual range of experiences and circumstances a person may need. It’s best to understand your wants and desires clearly when trying to decide on care for someone you care about or yourself. Things to think about:

  • The level of daily assistance you may need
  • Your healthcare needs and if they are likely to change soon
  • The amount of home maintenance and cleaning you are willing or able to complete
  • Your preferred environment, i.e. senior apartment, townhome, private residence, co-living space, etc.

With all these choices, you’re sure to find an option that fits not only your lifestyle goals but also your health and safety needs. Sunscape Boca Raton is the right choice if you are looking for Florida assisted living options. We have beautiful senior apartments in a range of sizes in an airy and open Florida-style setting. We also have dedicated memory care that offers custom programming for residents, allowing them to make the most of their strengths.

Call us at 561-468-3955-3600 to learn more or request a copy of our community brochure.