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Types Of Senior Care At Retirement Communities

As Americans live longer, lifestyle and care options in 2021 are springing up more than ever to accommodate seniors. With so many available choices of senior living communities, how do you know which one will be right for you?

At Mission Chateau Senior Living Community, our full continuum of care is a distinctive difference. We offer independent living along with several levels of care all on one campus. The advantage is residents are provided with the health care they need for life without having to leave a familiar community. Here, independent living, assisted living and memory care residents all have access to a variety of amenities, programs and services, and they’ll never need to relocate.

Care worker helping elderly woman by cleaning her home


Once you begin searching for senior living options, you’ll encounter multiple names for the same thing. A skilled nursing community today may have been called a nursing home, institutional care, elderly care, or nursing facility by your parents or grandparents.

Today, names have changed, care levels have been divided up between several buildings and trained personnel varies by each community. Names for independent living communities range from 55+ housing communities and senior apartments to active senior living and retirement homes. Names also vary for assisted living communities which may be called residential care facilities and adult congregate care.

Finally, memory care communities also go by names such as Alzheimer’s care communities, dementia care, and Alzheimer’s units.

Learn the terminology, community names and types of senior living care so you can make the right choice for your future.


Active, mobile individuals will find independent living appealing to them as they explore the different levels of senior care.

Independent living is designed to cater to your choices and keep you self-sufficient. If you do not need assistance with daily living activities, this is the best choice for you. If and when your health needs change, when you live at Mission Chateau, you can contract a home health care agency for assistance whenever you need it. This keeps you in your independent living apartment for a longer time.

Within our upscale community, you can choose from a variety of independent living residence floor plans. You’ll have more time to enjoy the outstanding amenities right outside your door. You can build cardiovascular strength in our heated pool. Train with your personal coach in our gym. Be uplifted in our flowering gardens. And be pampered in our salon and spa. You’ll have more freedom to renew friendships and revisit past hobbies.


  • Spa Chateau – a luxurious salon and day spa
  • Resort-style heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • Fitness center with group classes, individual training and a yoga studio
  • Theater with surround sound
  • Indoor greenhouse and garden center
  • Well-appointed lounges for entertaining, cards and billiards
  • Senior-inspired technology with secure controlled access
  • Concierge and valet services
  • Transportation to nearby destinations
  • Art studio


Our assisted living is designed to provide help while respecting your preferences. It’s an ideal living option when you want to feel secure and remain active and social. Residents receive dignified respectful care as our trained staff provide help with daily living tasks.

Upon deciding to move to our assisted living community, an individualized care plan is created for you. Because we offer many types of senior care at Mission Chateau, the plan can be adjusted, depending on any changes in health or mobility.

Within assisted living, you’ll receive all the same services as independent living – from housekeeping and on-site maintenance to dining and laundry services. As part of the monthly rent at Mission Chateau, you’ll receive extra help with bathing, dressing and grooming. We’ll also help with medications management.

In addition, you can enjoy all the superb amenities, motivating programs and inspiring services offered within our independent living community.

The apartment homes here include modifications to address mobility and safety issues. Emergency response systems, wider doorways, walk-in showers or tubs, and safety bars ensure convenience, safety and comfort. The environment was designed to make you feel relaxed, cared for and secure with all the warmth of home.

Types of senior care assisted independent memory care


Those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can take confidence and comfort in our compassionate memory care community on our campus. With a focus on quality of life, personal growth and safety, residents here are treated with the utmost respect and kindness while experiencing a sense of purpose and pleasure. Guided by the on-site medical director and clinical staff, memory care residents are continually monitored, and families are informed every step of the way. Our innovative senior memory care program adapts to your loved one’s physical, emotional and intellectual needs throughout their journey. We welcome you and your family to join in the activities with your loved one.

Thinking about a move to a senior care community? Contact us for a private consultation and we’ll help you determine the right lifestyle and level of care for your needs. Through our one-on-one guidance for your family, you can feel confident about the future.