Choosing the Right Home: Small Residential Assisted Living vs. Large Assisted Living Facilities

February 23, 2024

When the time comes, choosing the right assisted living option for your loved one can feel overwhelming. With so many choices available, it's crucial to understand the differences between small residential assisted-living homes and larger care facilities.

To help you make a well-informed choice, let's explore the differences between small residential assisted living homes and large assisted living facilities and the unique benefits of small facilities like Legacy Care Home.

The Warmth of Small Residential Assisted Living

Small residential assisted living homes offer a sense of warmth and intimacy that larger facilities may struggle to match. At Legacy Care Home, residents aren't merely occupants but valued members of a close-knit community where personalized care and attention are the norm.

Benefits of a Small Facility:

  1. Personalized Care and Attention: Our low resident-to-staff ratio ensures that each resident receives individualized care tailored to their needs.

    Focusing on building meaningful relationships, our staff members provide attentive care that goes beyond mere assistance.

  2. Engaging Community: In a smaller setting, residents have ample opportunities for social interaction and participation in tailored activities.

    Whether it's a game night, a gardening session, or a shared meal, the sense of camaraderie and belonging is evident at Legacy Care Home.

  3. Comfort and Homeliness: Our private rooms are designed with comfort and privacy in mind, providing residents with a cozy retreat to call their own.

    Common areas are thoughtfully curated to foster a sense of home, encouraging socialization and relaxation.

Comparing and Contrasting: Small vs. Large Facilities

While small residential assisted living homes offer unique benefits, it's also essential to consider the features of larger assisted living facilities. 

Large facilities may provide a more comprehensive selection of amenities and services, catering to individuals with diverse needs and preferences. However, they may struggle to deliver the same level of personalized care and intimate community found in smaller settings like Legacy Care Home.

The sheer size and volume of residents in larger facilities can create a more impersonal atmosphere. With a higher resident-to-staff ratio, personalized attention may be more challenging to achieve, leading to potential feelings of isolation or overlooked care needs among residents.

Personalized Care and Attention

At Legacy Care Home, we pride ourselves on our exceptional resident-to-staff ratio of 3 or 4 - 1, significantly higher than that of many larger facilities. This allows our dedicated, highly trained staff to provide personalized care that meets each resident's unique needs. 

Our staff is skilled in dementia and memory care, and is awake and ready to provide expert assistance 24/7, ensuring that support for residents is always accessible.

Engagement and Activities

Unlike larger facilities, our small setting allows us to organize fun, engaging events that resonate with our residents. Our staff takes the lead in planning and participating in these activities, fostering deep and meaningful relationships.

This family-style community ensures residents are surrounded by familiar faces, creating a supportive and enjoyable living environment.

A Commitment to Comfort and Quality

Legacy Care Home is not just a place to live; it's a home. Our private rooms are designed with the comfort and privacy of our residents in mind, featuring accessible environments with cozy furnishings. 

Residents enjoy using common areas, including kitchens, dining rooms, and outdoor spaces, encouraging social interaction and a true sense of home.

Why Choose Legacy Care Home?

Choosing Legacy Care Home means opting for a care environment where your loved one's comfort, well-being, and happiness are the top priorities. Our all-inclusive service package ensures your loved one receives comprehensive care without worrying about unexpected fees. 

From daily assistance and health management to organized activities and transportation, we cover all bases to provide the most comfortable and caring experience possible.

Experience the Legacy Difference

We invite you to visit Legacy Care Home and see the difference a small, family-style assisted living home can make. 

Experience our personalized approach to care, meet our excellent staff, and discover why our residents and their families speak highly of their experiences with us.