Assisted Living Near Morris, New Jersey
The post-war Baby Boom generation saw a large spike in the birth rate in the United States. Now, those Baby Boomers are in their 60’s and 70’s. People in their 60’s, 70’s, and older are likelier to need care and assistance than younger people. As such, the senior care industry is in more demand than ever. Thankfully, the senior care industry saw this shift coming and have prepared. Senior care is quite a bit different from how it was about 20 years ago. And one of the most significant changes within senior care has occurred in the realm of assisted living.
An assisted living community provides care for people who require assistance taking care of themselves and their lives. Often, assisted living communities provide this care while allowing seniors to retain as much independence and control over their lives as possible. Assisted living communities differ significantly from retirement communities or nursing homes. The former are places for seniors who don’t require any kind of specific personal care. Nursing homes are for seniors who require a great deal of care. Assisted living communities offer something in between. New residents to assisted living communities are assessed when they move in so the caregivers there can develop an individualized service plan to ensure that each senior gets the best customized care possible.
Assisted Living Communities
There are approximately 33,000 assisted living communities in the United States. All of these assisted living communities offer different services and charge varying rates for their services. The communities are also all designed in different ways. Some are high rises, some are classic Victorians, etc. The room configurations vary as well, from studios to one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes.
Most, but not all, residents of assisted living communities are seniors. According to a report by National Public Radio, there are more than 6,000 people under the age of 21 living in senior care facilities and thousands more who are in their early twenties, all across America. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, people aged 31 to 64 now account for 14 percent of the nursing home population.Not sure what this adds…
“Assisted Living Near Me?”
So, with all of the above being said, you’re probably wondering, “Is there assisted living near me?”. Well, the answer is probably yes. And if you live in or near Morris, New Jersey, the answer is definitely yes. You have several assisted living communities from which to choose.
Assisted Living Placements in Morris
Choosing an assisted living community can be very difficult. You must balance so many factors: location, cost, available services, condition and set up of the building(s), among others. That is why it is best to work with a third party. Always Best Care of Morris can provide an assessment of your elderly loved one’s needs and inform you of what services we believe are necessary. We can also recommend some assisted living communities near you that offer those services. And we can provide all of this to you free of charge because of a referral system we have in place with the assisted living communities near Morris.
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If you would like to learn more about assisted living near you in Morris, please do not hesitate to contact us today.