Assisted Living means just what it says, assistance with daily living. This includes support with medication management, bathing, dressing, cognitive support, incontinence care, assistance with transfers, etc.
Larger apartment style Assisted Living communities have a campus or hotel feel, including dining rooms offering delicious food, with wait staff to take your order, and other amenities such as beauty salons, gyms, pools, libraries and in-house entertainment. Transportation to outside events, such as the symphony, movie theaters, shopping and other activities is also provided.
Apartments vary in size from studios to two-bedroom, two bath designs.
Private homes, often referred to as “Board and Care” are another option. These are smaller homes, which are particularly good for seniors who require more advanced assistance with their activities of daily living. Residents receive more one-on-one attention, because these communities are limited to six rooms per home. They are beautiful and homey places, offering a family environment. All have sunlit rooms and lovely gardens for people to relax and enjoy. All are set up so that their residents never have to move again. They comfortably “age in place” with the support of Hospice if and when the need it is needed.
All Assisted Living Facilities, no matter their size, are closely monitored and regulated by the state. – We receive and review all of these reports regularly.