Assisted Living provides personalized, resident-centered care in order to meet individual needs and preferences. It is designed for individuals who need assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management, personal hygiene, bathing, dressing and transportation, but who also want to remain as independent as possible.
These communities bridge the gap between Independent Living and Nursing Homes. Residents in assisted living communities are not able to live by themselves, but they don't require constant care. Medical care is limited in Assisted Living and each state sets its own limits. Residents may suffer from memory disorders, various diseases or simply need help with mobility, incontinence, or other challenges. Residents are assessed before moving into the community, so a service plan can be developed to ensure the senior receives the best care possible. Independence is encouraged through an individualized plan of personal care and wellness.
Personal Care Assistance:
The number of residents living in a community can range from just a few to over 300, with the most common size being between 25 and 120 individuals. Each community offers different levels of care and rates vary by services being provided.