Assisted living -
Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are apartments or group-living settings within a single building or several buildings on a campus. If you’re unfamiliar with senior housing, one of the major perks to these type of communities is that seniors get to live among their peers without losing any privacy (although they can choose to have a shared room if they would rather).
These homes offer board and meal plans in addition to minor- or moderate-assistance with the activities of daily living (often referred to as ADL) including: bathing, transportation, and cooking among others. This is why residents still maintain their privacy, because these communities do not provide constant care, although many have a nurse on-call and all have 24-hour security.
Therefore, Assisted Living Communities may be the answer if you or If your loved one is having difficulty with any of the following everyday activities:
- Paying bills
- Getting around the house
- Running errands
- Preparing meals
Some assisted living communities offer specialized care for people with mental health issues, developmental disabilities, or Dementia. There are also memory care communities to provide for those with advancing Alzheimer’s or other challenges.
These residences are regulated by the government and inspected annually. However, AMERICAN ASSISTED LIVING Care Advisors inspect the facilities they network with far more regularly; at a minimum, our advisors will visit the premises four times a year. They do this to make sure all locations they refer offer quality senior care and respectful housing arrangements. This way you can rest assured that your loved one is taken care of and not undergoing abuse or neglect in any fashion.When is it Time for Assisted Living?
Assisted Living Facilities provide the “middle ground” in regards to senior housing (the minimal level being Retirement Communities and the maximum being Nursing Homes).
If you’re having difficulty determining the level of care your senior needs, then ask yourself the following questions:
- Does your loved one need more care than family and friends are able to provide?
- Are the activities of daily living becoming stressful or overwhelming?
- Are you worried your loved one is lonely or feels isolated at home?
- Do you worry about their safety?
- Are you concerned about the time and effort it requires for your elder to maintain their current household?
- Is transportation an issue?
An Assisted Living community may be a perfect solution when personal care services are needed, but the senior does not require the constant supervision of a Nursing Home and needs more attention than they’d receive at an Independent Living (Retirement) Home.
"AMERICAN ASSISTED LIVING" Care Advisors will only recommend the communities that pass our rigorous standards. To ensure the protection, safety, and security of your loved one, they carefully inspect each community. Most importantly, your Care Advisor will personally tour these properties with you, asking all the right questions and meeting the needs of you and your loved one.
Cost: Varies widely by region and care needs. Many accept Medicaid. Private apartments or rooms may range from $3,500 to $7,500 per month. Semi-private rooms may range from $ 2,500 to $4,000 per month