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Assisted living. These apartment-style places can offer your loved one meals, housekeeping, help with personal care, grooming, and medication. On-site or on-call medical help is often available.

Intermediate care. It offers regular nursing care but not 24-hour care. People who live here need help with daily activities and need regular nursing, but they usually do not need the same level of care that people in nursing homes need.

Nursing homes. They can provide your loved one with round-the-clock care at a higher level than assisted living. People who live in nursing homes need help with most of their self-care and activities of daily life.

Continuing care retirement communities. These offer your loved one many levels of care in one community. If his needs change, he can move smoothly to the next level of care without making a major move from one community to another.