Are Group Homes Better for Chronic Health Condition Patients?

Are Group Homes Better for Chronic Health Condition Patients?

As you begin to look for an assisted living facility, either for yourself or for an older member of your family, there are a number of important things to keep in mind. The first, and arguably the most important, is the question of: “which is better, allowing someone to live in their own home and maintain their independence or giving them the opportunity to live in a group home?” This is a particularly essential question when dealing with someone with a chronic health condition and the answer to that question requires that you keep a few important things in mind.

The Benefits of Group Homes

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently published a study on this very topic and the results were enlightening. The Center prefers to refer to group homes by a much more accurate term – supportive housing. The many benefits that it provides includes the ability to allow people with chronic health conditions to live stably in the community, the chance to give people affected by these conditions access to the care they need while reducing costs at the same time, and the emotionally supportive benefits that a person will get by being in a tight-knit environment surrounded by people who understand exactly what they’re going through.

Whether group homes are better for chronic health condition patients will depend entirely on the patient, but it’s hard to argue that for many this will come as a welcome addition to such an essential part of their life.

The Pacific Pines Approach

At Pacific Pines, we’ve always taken a great deal of pride in our ability to not only offer superior assisted living and elder care to those in Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear and in other areas, but in the way that we provide access to the unique, individualized and personal level of care home access people need when they need it the most. To find out more about the services we offer, don’t delay – please contact us today.