Assisted living care is a form of senior living in between independent living in a private home and a nursing homes, where residents have access to medical care most or all of the time. Assisted living communities are all a bit different, but they all give provide senior housing with some privacy and independence while also providing assistance when it comes to taking medication and some of the other tasks of daily life known as “activities of daily living”.
When an aging loved one can no longer lead a full life without daily help, it might be time to consider an assisted living facility (ALF). Many seniors choose assisted living in order to maintain a sense of independence, stay socially active, and prevent family members from the responsibility of 24/7 caregiving. For independent seniors who need only a little help with daily activities and minimal oversight from medical staff, assisted living can be the perfect solution.