Assisted living residences provide more services than independent living communities. They offer a less-expensive, residential approach to delivering many of the same services available in skilled nursing homes, either by employing health-care staff or contracting with home health agencies and other outside professionals.
Access to health care and medical services customized to specific needs.
24-hour emergency call systems for each resident.
Three meals a day served in dining area, as well as housekeeping and laundry services.
Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking as needed.
Transportation, exercise and wellness programs.
Total medication services including facility delivery, communication with doctor offices and pharmacies.
Utilities, cable television (flat panel TV's provided), unit maintenance, housekeeping and laundry.
What is Assisted Living?
The philosophy of assisted living is to provide personalized, resident-centered care in order to meet individual preferences and needs. Assisted living treats all residents with dignity, provides privacy and encourages independence and freedom of choice. Residents' families and friends are encouraged to get involved in the assisted living community.
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 with 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 prior to move in, or any time there is a change in condition. The assessment is used to develop an Individualized Service Plan.