Residential assisted living offers care and assistance in a home within a neighborhood. Residential assisted living offers professional services with a high ratio of staff-to-resident assistance. Some offer general care while others specialize in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Residential assisted living is licensed and governed by regulations and inspected by the state, county and / or local agencies.

Some homes accept residents who need advanced levels of care. Residents are encouraged to participate in daily activities such as light food preparation, eating at a common dining table, and socializing with the staff and other residents.

Residential assisted living services provided:

• 24-hour security, nurse, and staff availability
• access to health and medical services
• assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking
•​​​​​​​ end-of-life care
•​​​​​​​ housekeeping and personal laundry services
•​​​​​​​ incontinence care
•​​​​​​​ medication administration
•​​​​​​​ memory care (if home is licensed for memory care services)
•​​​​​​​ respite care
•​​​​​​​ social and recreational activities
•​​​​​​​ two or three meals a day served in a common dining area
•​​​​​​​ transportation to medical and social services appointments

Paying for residential assisted living services:

•​​​​​​​ Private pay or out of pocket. Rate is often all-inclusive
•​​​​​​​ Elderly waiver (EW) – if accepted
•​​​​​​​ Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver (CADI) – if accepted

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