Assisted Living — is becoming the most widespread and most popular living arrangement for the senior of today. Assisted living facilities offer seniors a balanced combination of “independence” and assistance depending on the needs of the individual senior. Depending on the facility, assisted living typically includes personal assistance in bathing, dressing and grooming together with the preparation of meals, housekeeping and assistance with medications.
Assisted living facilities are known by a variety of names such as “adult homes” or “community based aged facilities” but they are generally community based and offer some personal assistance to the senior but not to the extent of a “nursing home.” The style of the facility may be small and intimate with accommodating as few as __ seniors or it may be an extensive apartment or townhome complex with numerous amenities. Each type of assisted living facility offers features that will accommodate your loved one. Many facilities have medical staff such as a registered nurse.
Seniors residing in assisted living facilities may have access to a variety of amenities and those vary depending on the facility; however, most assisted living communities over some level of the following as inclusive in the monthly fees or at an additional cost:
• Dressing, Bathing and Grooming
• General healthcare services
• Housekeeping services
• Meal Preparation
• Laundry services or laundry facilities
• Club house / meeting rooms for socializing
• Game room
• Fitness center
• Swimming pool / spa
• Beauty salon / barber shop
• Transportation services
• A service coordinator to help acquire additional services