Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community
Facing the difficult task of selecting an assisted living facility for your loved one can be an emotionally stressful situation. You will want to ensure you find a community that will treat your loved one with compassion, respect, and dignity. It is important to take your time with this decision. With the right help, it’s possible to enhance the quality of life of your family member as they face the challenges that come with the aging process or a health issue. Because there are many options in assisted living facilities, you will want to take the needs of your loved one into account to ensure they are placed in the best possible assisted living community for their needs.
Things to Consider When Selecting the Right Community
The most common types of assisted living facilities include:
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE)
Memory Care Homes (Alzheimer’s and other Dementia)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
Independent Living Communities (IND)
Assisted Living Communities (ACL)
Each type of facility will provide a specialized level of care based on the needs of these types of patients and residents. If your loved one needs very little assistance, you may consider a residential care assisted living facility. This type of home will offer the ability to remain as independent as possible while receiving the care needed to remain healthy and safe. These facilities are ideal for seniors that wish to avoid the responsibilities that come with remaining in their own home, but still are able to live on their own.
Patients with Alzheimer’s or other dementia will require a specialized level of care offered at assisted living facilities dedicated to these illnesses. With a staff that understands the unique challenges of these conditions, your loved one will be cared for with dignity and respect when you select a Memory Care community that specializes in Alzheimer’s or dementia care.
Skilled nursing care facilities are for patients in need of a higher level of care. Seniors with significant health problems, mobility issues, and other challenges will receive a higher level of care when placed in a skilled nursing facility.
Assisted Living for Young Adults
It’s important to realize that assisted living facilities are not just for seniors; facilities like these also provide care to younger adults with challenges that require a higher level of care or long-term care. In fact, younger adults make up about 14% of the population of assisted living facilities and skilled nursing homes nationwide. Always Best Care can help you find the best facility for the your young adult family member. With many facilities to choose from, you are sure to find the best care for your loved one, at any age.
When in search of the best option for your loved one, Always Best Care offers many options. With the highest level of care, compassion, and respect, the Always Best Care team is eager to assist in finding the best facility for your loved one. Our expertise extends to assisted living, in home care, skilled nursing, dementia care, and much more. Contact us at 1-855-470-CARE for a free assisted living consultation.