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Assisted living communities are a residential care option for seniors who are active and want to maintain their independence but need some extra support with the day-to-day tasks of living. To help you learn more about what is assisted living, if it’s right for your loved one(s) and how to choose an appropriate facility, we have compiled a list of articles.

What is Assisted Living?

When a senior can no longer perform activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing or eating, they now require assisted living services to remain independent. For families faced with the choice of allowing a loved one to remain at home or joining an assisted living community, many elect for the latter option because the community offers their loved one an engaging yet safe setting. Read more about Assisted Living

A Primer on the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

The activities of daily living are basic, routine tasks, such as bathing, dressing, eating and using the toilet, that most people are able to perform on a daily basis without assistance. A senior’s ability (or inability) to adequately perform such activities is usually reflective of that person’s ability to live safely and independently. Learn more about Activities of Daily Living

Five Signs A Loved One May Need Assisted Living Services

Maybe Mom doesn’t take walks like she used to, or Dad can’t mow the lawn anymore. It may be tempting to just pass these things off as a normal part of aging, but sometimes the best thing we can do for our parents is acknowledge that there is a problem and help get them the supportive services they need to remain safe, independent and healthy for as long as possible. Learn how to recognize the signs indicating your loved one might need in Assisted Living Services

Common Questions Regarding Assisted Living Facilities

While working with thousands of families as they explore long-term care options for their loved one, we have heard a number of common questions that families have regarding assisted living facilities. Find out more about Common Assisted Living Facilities Questions

Common Myths of Assisted Living Facilities

When faced with the responsibility selecting a long-care option for their parents, many families have preconceived ideas about the lifestyle found at assisted living facilities. Common myths are perpetuated by the media which tends to emphasize the negative stories experienced by a relatively small number of seniors rather than the built-in camaraderie and safety net that assisted living facilities provide. Read more about Assisted Living Facilities

The Cost of Assisted Living

When families are considering various options for long-term care, it is important they know how much to expect to pay for different types of care settings. Assisted living costs vary depending on several factors which typically include: geographic location, the size and location of the apartment within the community, and the level of care required at any particular time during a resident’s stay. Read more about Assisted Living Costs

Paying for Assisted Living

There are several sources of funds commonly used for paying for assisted living: Private funds, long-term care insurance or sometimes veterans benefits. Private funds can come from personal investment portfolios, like 401k plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. Learn more about Paying for Assisted Living

The Benefits of Nursing Care in Assisted Living Facilities

One of the goals of assisted living facilities is promoting aging in place and enhancing the well-being of their residents. To ensure the timely identification of acute, clinical problems and to effectively manage physical and behavior issues, nursing care in assisted living facilities is critical. Learn more about the benefits of having Nursing Care in Assisted Living Facilities

Checklist for Visiting Assisted Living Facilities

Visiting an assisted living facility is an essential step in determining whether a facility will be the best fit for your loved one. To help guide you through the assessment process, we have created an Assisted Living Facility Checklist

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