Assisted living is the most common form of housing for seniors offering personalized supportive services, and health care to meet needs with activities of daily living. Assisted living residents can be any age, affluent or low income, frail or disabled. Residents may have Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss. Residents may also need help with incontinence or mobility.
Assisted living services:
• 24-hour security and staff availability
• access to health and medical services
• assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking
• emergency call systems for each resident’s unit
• health promotion and exercise programs
• housekeeping services
• medication management
• personal laundry services
• social and recreational activities
• two or three meals a day in a common dining area
Paying for assisted living:
Assisted living is typically paid for privately via rent established by the community. The rent covers room and board, two or three meals a day, and amenities. Health care services are additional and may be purchased in packages or individually. Some communities do accept CADI and / or Elderly Waiver.
For more information, visit the Assisted Living Federation of America website at http://www.alfa.org