Retirement Home Vs. Nursing Home: What’s The Difference?


For many, the difference between a retirement home and a long-term care home (also known by some as a nursing home) is not quite clear. In fact, on many occasions the terms have been used interchangeably by the general public (and unfortunately sometimes even by health care professionals). There are, however, very important differences; differences that you should be aware of. Below are some general points differentiating these two types of senior residential care homes.


Know The Difference


These are a few of the general differences between retirement homes and Long-term care homes (Nursing Homes). Hopefully this handy chart provided some clarity on the differences.


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