Declare Your Independence

Overview of Choices

The senior living industry has a language of its own so we thought we¹d help translate with an overview of terminology and descriptions for the different senior care options available. Hopefully, you¹ll find this information helpful in your research and decision-making process.:

Independent Living

A senior housing development, typically apartments or condominiums, without services. Available in Villas at the following American House Senior Living Communities: Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills and the Village in Rochester Hills. Please Note: Services are made available to Villa residents for an additional fee.

Congregate Care

A senior housing development that provides supportive services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, activities, and transportation. This lifestyle encourages people to socialize by providing services and hosting events in central areas. Available at all American House Senior Living Communities.

Independent Living with Assistance

This level of care offers services that include meals, laundry, housekeeping and transportation with the option of contracting additional assistance from an onsite home health care company. Additional services can include medication reminders, assistance with Activities of Daily Living and physical therapy. Residents can choose services a la carte or create custom care plans. Available at all American House Senior Living Communities.

Progressive Care

A concept that allows a person to remain in his or her current environment, despite the physical and/or mental changes that may occur during the aging process. This living arrangement includes all levels of housing listed above.

Licensed Assisted Living

This level of residential care is state licensed and offers services including private apartments, meals, housekeeping, laundry, activities and transportation. Different levels of care indicate an additional monthly fee. Available at American House Regent Street.

Memory Care

Care for seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer¹s or other dementia-and memory-related conditions in a secured environment. Available at American House Regent Street.

Respite Care

Short-term stays for those recovering from an injury, hospital stay or surgery. Also a helpful resource for primary caregivers who need extra support for a short time. Stays can range from a day to several weeks or months. Available at all American House communities.

Hospice Care

Specialized care to lessen the physical and emotional discomfort of the terminally ill. Services are available to caregivers and loved ones as well. Offered by hospice organizations in American House Senior Living Communities or at a hospice home.

American House has over 30 years of experience helping seniors transition into the next phase of their life with ease.