If you need some help every day but do not need constant nursing care, assisted living may be a good choice for you. Assisted living residences provide help with the things people need to do every day, such as bathing or getting dressed, taking your medicine, cooking, shopping, housekeeping, laundry, and getting around. But they do all of this while still giving you the chance to stay active and control your own life.
††††††††††Assisted Living provides an innovative approach to residential living for older adults. Supportive living programs come in all shapes and sizes. The environment may be a house that has been renovated to provide personal care for a small number of people or a newly constructed building with private apartments for a large number of residents. Some facilities furnish all but the residents clothing whereas others have the resident fully furnish the apartment and even offer the opportunity for customized decorating.†
††††††††††††††††††Assisted Living also differ in terms of pricing structures. It is critical to fully understand whether the program being explored has an all-inclusive fee, (room, board and all personal care included in the cost) an ala-cart program, (a fee for rent and all services are added to the monthly billing) or a modified fee program, (rent and some services included in the monthly fee and some personal care services added on). There may also be upfront costs in the form of an entrance fee, endowment fee, application fee or security deposit.
Assisted living facilities may be part of a retirement community or nursing home, or they may stand alone. They offer single or double rooms, or sometimes even suites or apartments, depending on what your needs are and how much you can afford.
- Sodexo Senior Services
- Caring Communities
- Hamlin Capital Management
- Presbyterian Foundation