Assisted living facilities are communities designed for seniors who are not able to live independently but in the same time they don’t require the high level of physical and medical care to be accepted in nursing homes. You could find Assisted Living Facilities based on the level of care (I or II), budget, your preference (large facilities- 50 beds and over or smaller and cozier -6 beds or less). While in a large senior care facility you will find a large variety of activities and entertainment, in a smaller care facility you will find more people to cater to your personal needs and more of a home-like environment. Selecting an elder care facility should be based on your primary need and budget. If you need a lot of physical care and have a limited budget, you may need to consider a smaller facility.
Certain “included in price” services are similar in the large and small Assisted Living Facilities as housekeeping, assistance with medication administration and activities of daily living, three meals and snacks, furnished bedrooms or apartment( but you can always request to bring your own furniture to make you feel more at home), laundry services, staffing available 24 hours. Some facilities may provide licensed nursing services and others may use nursing services through third party providers as Home Health Care Agencies.
Accommodations varies from private apartments to single private or double shared occupancy rooms.
Also Known As:
Assisted Care Community
Is usually private pay but some assisted living facilities may accept Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver Programs. If you have long term care insurance you will receive monetary compensation for residing in an Assisted Living Facility.