Assisted Living communities provide personal care with medication management, bathing, dressing and dietary requirements. Amenities typically include three meals a day, social activities, transportation, housekeeping and laundry. Most living spaces are designed for safety with walk-in showers, handrails, wide doorways for wheelchair access and emergency call services.
Assisted living communities are best described as centers for seniors who can no longer live on their own, but don’t require full-time nursing care. However, family members can breathe easy, as there’s always a caregiver ready to assist residents with any tasks they may need a hand with. Your loved one will be able to choose his or her daily activities and own schedule – living in the best of both worlds.
Although each state has its own requirements and regulations for licensing purposes, the services generally offered by assisted living centers are usually the same. Communities generally consist of either individual bedrooms or apartment-style living arrangements. Many senior living communities also offer stylish apartments with multiple floors to make your loved one feel that he or she is living in a normal neighborhood with the added support he or she needs.
Benefits of Moving to an Assisted Living
Assisted living communities offer all the comforts of home with a full range of amenities
and personalized care options to meet the individual needs of our residents. Benefits of
moving to an assisted living community include:
- Cost-effectiveness: Assisted living can be less expensive than home health or nursing care at home.
- Peace of mind: Professional support and care are delivered around the clock and adjusted as residents’ needs change.
- Independence: Residents maintain autonomy over their daily lives.
- Safety: Safe independence is maximized with 24-hour security and emergency call
Paying for Assisted Living
Assisted living can be paid for from private funds or with a mixture of private funds and long-term care insurance. Some assisted living communities require an entrance fee. Supplemental private insurance and Medicare will not pay for assisted living.