What Are Assisted Living Communities?
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.
This is my story
R.J. Phoenix, Arizona
“It was Thanksgiving when we first knew that decisions had to be made. The whole family visited mom and realized that getting by on a day-to-day basis was getting much harder for her. Her once immaculate home was starting to show many signs of repair. When we were young, cleaning the house and keeping the family safe was easily done by our mother every day. During our visit we saw time after time reminders that mom needed some big changes to stay safe. We showed mom a couple assisted living communities that our CarePatrol advisor had shown us a day earlier. It was so great to see mom smile a smile of relief. Sometimes our loved ones are too prideful to tell us that they need help. Sometimes we just have to notice it first”.