Assisted living: A closer lookJanuary 22, 2019
Assisted living is often thought of as a bridge between independent living and skilled nursing care—the best of both worlds. Older adults who require help with daily living activities but not complex medical care, may find that assisted living is the right combination of housing, personalized support and health care. With skilled caregivers always nearby, seniors find the support and assistance needed to remain as independent as possible. Services and assistance are tailored to the needs and preferences of the individual, and may include:
- Meal preparation
- Personal grooming
- Assistance with dressing, bathing, and other activities of daily living
- Medication management
- Recreation opportunities
- Housekeeping assistance
- Spiritual care offerings
- And sometimes, even assist with things like pet care to support your preferred lifestyle.
In an assisted living community, you’ll find a secure, homelike environment, with care and services that are likely to include:
- Private rooms, shared rooms or apartments
- Full baths and kitchenettes or kitchens
- Professional staff that includes nurses, physicians and other qualified caregivers
- Medication reminders
- Assistance with mobility, dressing, personal hygiene
- Common dining room, sitting room, and meeting or activity rooms
- Laundry, housekeeping and meals
- Recreational activities and transportation
Assisted living residents have the companionship of friends their own age, and they live as independently as possible — with help available round-the-clock.
Read more here to help determine if assisted living services are the right fit for you or your loved one.
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