When the time to think about new living arrangements for your aging parents or loved ones, most people often only think of nursing homes, but if your loved one does not need rehabilitation or long-term care for a chronic condition, there is the option of assisted living. Assisted living facilities differ from nursing homes, and many seniors and their adult children are very happy with the choice.
Assisted Living Facilities are staffed to provide help to people who need assistance during the day, but are still able to live somewhat independently. The level of assistance provided is generally intermittent and need-specific. For example, if your loved one needs help with bathing, meal preparation or taking medications, assisted living homes provide that service. In fact, some assisted living facilities offer levels of care, so that assistance offered to your loved one can increase as they age or as their needs increase. In most cases, an assisted living facility will not accept a person who is unable to move about on his or her own.
Assisted living residences are aimed at helping residents remain as self-sufficient as possible with the assurance of assistance when needed. A combination of housing, meals, personal care and support, social activities, 24-hour supervision and, in some residences, health-related services is usually provided. Assisted living facilities are a great choice for those who can’t live on their own, but do not need nursing care. As needs change, these facilities offer different levels of care at different costs – and some are even associated with nursing facilities should your loved one eventually need full-time nursing care.
If your loved one needs a new place to call home, contact Spring Arbor.