Assisted Living Frequently Asked Questions
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living offers an option for individuals interested in preserving their independence, while living in secure group housing, with personalized assistance for daily living activities.
There are several types of assisted living facilities, many with different options and levels of care. These offer a wide range of living accommodations for those who require some type of assistance. Residents can select from private rooms or shared rooms.
Assisted Living today consists of various options for size of facilities - from large, apartment-like buildings with amenities to small residual houses with just 5 or 6 residents. All offer basic support and some offer on staff medical care.
What is a Residential Care Home?
Residential Care homes, also known as board and care homes or care homes, offer personalized services to small groups of adults. They provide lodging, meal services and assistance with daily living activities.
Unlike nursing homes, care homes are non-medical, and are designed to enhance an enjoyable lifestyle. Services are dependent upon the residents’ individual needs with a wide variety of services.
Are You or Your Loved One a Candidate for Assisted Living?
Assisted living facilities serve adults who desire to transition from home or those who discharge from a nursing home facility, rehabilitation center or hospital.
Criteria for assistance is based on the resident’s ability to perform select daily living skills activities and their physical ability. In addition, those with cognitive or physical disabilities will benefit from the unique facilities and trained staff at Assisted Living facilities.
What Does A Residential Care Home Provide?
1. Safety And Security.
The resident community experience will help to alleviate the pressures of living alone. Assisted living facilities are designed with safety in mind, and qualified personnel are on duty to address any need or situation of a resident.
2. Personal Living Experience.
Residents interact with other residents and can establish a comfortable routine while still experiencing a personal home experience. Community involvement means friends and friends keep you feeling young and happy. An active social life is fundamental to health and well being.
3. Lifestyle Enhancement
Activities encourage physical and mental wellness. Advanced nutrition services combined with contemporary wellness programs greatly increase overall physical and mental health.
4. Assistance And Support
Whether a resident needs help with daily living activities or simply feel isolated and alone, our fully trained staff will be there for assistance. Each day residents may be greeted by a caregiver who will aid with daily living skill needs of bathing, dressing, grooming and medication monitoring.