Rest Homes offer a different kind of care than nursing homes. The process of finding and financing the right care option for those individuals and families who have explored the maze from home care, to congregate care to nursing home care can be difficult and confusing.
There is a difference between nursing and rest homes. Those in a nursing home need frequent hands on care of professionals because of their changing medical condition and/or the physical strength of staff to move from one position or place to another. While those in rest homes require only minimal assistance or reminding to get around. A few examples of the types of residents at a rest home may help to clear the confusion.