Assisted Living community settings vary across the nation. In most of the nation assisted senior housing could be considered independent living with added services to assist those who need “hands-on” care. This personalized care may include assistance with; bathing, dressing, grooming, showering and toileting. Some assisted living services are also provided in residential settings. In these settings, seniors receive either a private or shared room in a residential neighborhood home within a senior community.
Assisted Living communities may also provide transportation to doctor’s offices, crafts, outings to outside stores or events. An assisted living residence is more costly than Independent / Retirement communities but usually less than memory care.