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7 Things You Might Not Know About Assisted Living Facilities

You may not yet be familiar with what assisted living is, or how it differs from other forms of senior communities.

Read on to learn …


“Assisted Living Federation of America poll finds that residents are satisfied with their Assisted Living experience.”

 

Assisted living communities are the result of senior care designers and professionals seeking to liven up the institutional feeling common to traditional nursing homes. Their brainchild, the “assisted living community” was born about 30 years ago.

 

The Assisted Living Federation of America defines assisted living as a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may have memory disorders including Alzheimer’s, or they may need help with mobility, incontinence or other challenges. Residents are assessed upon move in, or any time there is a change in condition. The assessment is used to develop an Individualized Service Plan.

 

Here are some facts about the assisted living experience that may be new to you: Continue reading 7 Things You Might Not Know About Assisted Living Facilities

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