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What is Assisted Living?

careAssisted Living Facilities offer many different housing options for seniors who want to live autonomously, but still require a little extra help to fully enjoy life. Of course, different people require various levels of care, ranging from communal housing to socializing to intensive medical intervention. There are also many options to help pay for assisted living. Whether the situation requires a little companionship, help with taking the proper medications, or more rigorous forms of support, you are sure to find an Assisted Living option that will be a perfect fit!

Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Care

Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Care offer 24-hour high intensity assistance for seniors that are suffering from dementia and other memory disorders. Many of these facilities are built to battle the symptoms and consequences of these diseases, keeping your loved one safe and sound. Typically, Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Care facilities are built securely to ensure that family members do not wander or leave supervised areas. The medical assistants on-site will ensure that residents take proper care of themselves, aiding with tasks like taking the proper medications and other custodial tasks. Some of these facilities will also combat these diseases with socialization exercises and brain games designed to stimulate memory.

Long Term Care

Long Term Care facilities offer a safe space for your loved ones where they can be properly maintained from both a custodial and medical perspective. Most of these facilities provide advanced custodial care – which involves aiding in basic activities like eating, dressing, and bathing – that extends beyond what is available at less intensive assisted care facilities. In addition, Long Term Care facilities offer on-site medical care if needed. Though this is not always the favored choice of seniors or their loved ones, it can often be most comfortable and safe choice for those who have difficulties caring for themselves.

Respite Care

Respite Care is a temporary care service that is commonly used to relieve a senior’s caregiver for a few hours or sometimes overnight. These services can be requested on a regular basis or at random when the senior’s family requires a break for classes, trips, time alone, or to take care of other family duties. Respite care can be provided by a professional or even a friend, typically involving social interaction and stimulating activities that will keep the senior occupied. This kind of care can also vary up the schedule of the senior, providing them with some novelty in their daily routines.

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care is a facility that supervises and entertains the senior when their primary caregivers have other obligations for the day, such as work. Typically these facilities operate during regular business hours, rarely offering overnight or weekend options. Typically the adults will be provided hearty meals catered to their nutritional needs, as well as fun activities that encourage engagement and socializing. Some of these centers focus more on medical care, meaning that they will work with the adult to treat their illness and perform exercises that work towards rehabilitation. Most Adult Day Cares possess on-site medical professionals, as well as adequate transportation.

In-Home Care

Another popular forms of assisted living is In-Home Care. This service is highly coveted because many seniors desire to remain in the comfort of their own homes during their twilight years. Unfortunately, primary caregivers sometimes can’t provide more advanced forms of medical care, but do not wish to move their senior loved one into a facility. In-Home Care allows a medical professional to habitually visit – or sometimes even live in – the home, providing an adequate level of care to the senior family member. The professionals that live or visit the home can serve a wide variety of functions, ranging from companion to medical supervisor. They may even accompany the senior person on day-to-day errands (activities of daily living), allowing them to continue living life with as little interruption as possible.

Aging in Place

This is usually the form of long-term care that seniors desire most. Aging in Place is when seniors live in their own homes – whether that’s in their family residence or senior community – until they can no longer be independent. This is by far the most popular living option among seniors, allowing them to remain fully functional and independent for the majority of their twilight years. However, Aging in Place is only possible by properly preparing their home for safe senior living, such as non-slip floors and grab bars. It is also important to collect and examine various services that will provide your family member with an adequate level of support during their time at home.

Assisted Living Facilities by States & Cities

Making a move to assisted living can be stressful for the individual, and their family. Here you can find information by state to educate yourself on options in an effort to maximizing quality of life. Choose your state for more information.