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Reasons To Consider Assisted Living

Most older adults needs’ continue to grow as they age, sometimes more than the average home can offer. Assisted living may thus be the best option to consider based on his/her condition. In addition, this arrangement helps protect his/her privacy and independence for as long as it takes.

Is Assisted Living A Good Option for Me?

Commonly referred to as residential care facilities or adult care facilities, assisted the state licenses living facilities. The state thus provides quality control measures to ensure its citizens get the best service possible. It is also worth noting that ALFs (assisted living facilities) aren’t in any way controlled or licensed by the federal government. According to research, more than half a million senior citizens live in these communities, with the number expected to grow as more people age. ASFs, unlike medical facilities, provide a social model of care, which means residents get to live just as they would in their homes but with their peers around. The facilities are also equipped with capable staff who help residents with dressing, bathing, and meals.

Seniors can choose from the wide variety of ALFs in the state, from the most significant and fanciest accommodations to the simplest home-like environment, all depending on their preferences. This thus enables seniors from all walks of life to choose an assisted living facility that suits their financial status, taste, and needs. Most of these facilities offer everything from apartments to private rooms. They may also have special units for residents requiring specialized care and attention, such as those with Alzheimer’s, among other forms of dementia. 

Assisted living facilities provide a variety of services, including:

• Social services
• 24- hour staffing
• Laundry and housekeeping
• Meals and recreation
• Activities of daily living (ADLs)
• Transport
• Health-related services

The Most Common Types of Assisted Living

1. Group Homes

Group home setups include domiciliary care, board-and-care homes, single-room occupancy residences, and arranged group living situations. This setup may also allow the caregiver to move in with the resident for specialized care, especially for people with chronic conditions such as dementia or mental illness. In other words, group homes are apartments or houses where two or more unrelated residents live together.

2. Adult Foster Care

A foster care home comprises a room, board, and a bit of help with daily living activities. The sponsoring family or paid caregiver provides for all this, with many living within the same premises. This setup is commonly recommended for frail older adults who need specialized care but in a home-like environment.

3. Sheltered Housing

It is generally a home offering everything from meals, housekeeping services, and personalized care support. One can also choose to have additional benefits, including coordination of activities and social work added to the program. Charges for the same can cost upwards of 30% of the client’s income.

4. Continuing-Care Retirement Communities

These communities offer a wide variety of living options ranging from condominiums, apartments to skilled nursing home care and assisted living. Clients thus get to choose a plan based on their needs, affordability, and preferences.

To know more about assisted living and what type of assisted living is best for your loved one, feel free to contact us at (410) 343-7592 or schedule a visit at Crescendo Senior Living. We are more than happy to answer all your questions and tour you around our facility.

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