“It was amazing to us how active dad became after he moved in. We were all concerned about how he would adjust. The staff here did an excellent job of involving him in the community.”.
- Resident’s son
On this site you will find resources that can explain more of what assisted living is and who benefits from this option.
What is Assisted Living and Personal Care?
Assisted Living is the term used for an option within the Long Term care continuum.. The Assisted Living environment is one that provides an option for those who no longer can or wish to live on their own and they do not need the intensive environment of a 24 hour Skilled Nursing Facility.
Most Assisted Living residents wish to maintain as much independence as possible while still obtaining a sense of security provided by available staff. Most Assisted Living communities provide congregate living with apartment style rooms and common spaces for socialization, meals and activities. They normally provide meals within the common spaces and have choices to meet resident’s nutritional needs.
Assistance with a variety of activities of daily living (ADL) is provided at various levels of assisted living. The average assisted living resident obtains assistance with two ADL’s. One of the most common areas of assistance provided is with medication management. This can provide a sense of wellbeing for not only the resident but also family members.
The environment of Assisted Living communities vary but usually they strive for a very homelike environment within the décor and layout.
Learn more about Assisted Living and Personal Care
Being knowledgeable in the choices that are available for seniors enables everyone to find the right amount of care in the least restrictive environment while providing opportunity for dignity while aging. Assisted Living is a choice within the long-term care continuum. There are many resources that can assist you in gaining knowledge of the choices available.
Let us help guide you through some questions to ask as well as answers or resources to obtain answers.
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