Seniors and Assisted Living: Freedom, Comfort and Care
Today’s generation of seniors is living longer than ever before, making it necessary to ensure that a large number of care and living options are available. Today’s elderly population is also more active and independent, with many aging individuals insisting on a more personalized, comfortable type of care than previous generations experienced. In many cases, seniors are able to remain at home with the help of family members and specially trained in-home caregivers who assist them with companionship, basic chores and day-to-day tasks. However, some seniors find themselves in need of regular medical care, as well, which often necessitates a move away from home.
Thankfully, today’s assisted living options help seniors ensure that they continue to get the most out of life without sacrificing the freedom and independence that they are accustomed to.
Bridging the Gap Between In-Home and Nursing Home Care
Sometimes seniors aren’t able to live independently at home, but they also aren’t in need of constant medical care. This apparent gap is where assisted living comes in.
With assisted living San Diego CA seniors who have dementia, mobility issues or minor health concerns can go about their lives in a setting that feels comfortable and cozy — like home. But they never have to worry about having their medical needs met. It is the ideal situation for those who require medical care on a regular basis, but who may not need the type of care that’s provided in a typical nursing home.
Assisted living is also a less expensive option than a conventional nursing home, especially when taking advantage of the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) Program.
Taking Advantage of the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) Program
Seniors who are enrolled in Medi-Cal can take advantage of the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) Program, which enables enrollees to experience an alternative to placement in a long-term nursing facility. Through this program, Medi-Cal reimburses participants for services provided (not including room and board), ensuring that as many seniors as possible get to experience the flexibility of the assisted-living care option.
Contact Always Best Care San Diego to Learn More
Are you interested in learning more about assisted living for a loved one? Do you want to know how we can help you navigate the Assisted Living Waiver Program? Call Always Best Care of San Diego today at (619) 757-1114 and find out how you can receive your FREE care consultation!