When your loved one is reaching the age that they cannot live on their own but they are not ready to give up their independence, assisted living centers are the perfect answer. Each center has its own level of care that it provides. Look for one that offers customized plans that meet the needs of your loved one.
Who is Eligible for Assisted Senior Living?
Seniors that do not need extensive medical care are good candidates for assisted living housing. They can receive assistance with personal care on a greater scale than they would be able to receive at home from loved ones.
What are the Benefits?
The main benefit of an assisted living center is the availability of 24-hour care without the intrusion of someone living with them around the clock. Seniors are given their independence with immediate care right around the corner. It provides the perfect balance between independence that seniors desire and immediate help in emergency situations. Your loved one is never alone, but they are made to feel their own level of independence.
Each assisted living center is unique to itself, but a few of the common services provided include:
- Meal service
- 24-hour security
- Household chore service
- Help with medications
- Encouragement to exercise the body and mind
- 24-hour emergency care
When you talk to or visit various assisted living centers, take the time to truly understand the services they provide along with the level of independence that they allow each senior to have to make the right decision.