What is the difference between assisted living and nursing home?

Many times the seniors in Assisted-Living are unsafe living at home alone.  Their struggles with the activities of daily living become overwhelming and they need 24 hour assistance with them. Bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, grooming, meal preparation, housekeeping and medication management can all be easily provided within an Assisted Living community.

Nursing home residents need skilled medical assistance 24 hours a day. They may be bedbound , require IVs or need wound care.