Assisted Living in San Antonio
Assisted living is a way of life for many people. Assisted living is designed to help seniors and those living with disabilities to manage their lives. Assisted living helps people be safe and healthy. Assisted living takes place in assisted living communities. If you or an elderly loved one is in need of assisted living (or you think they might be) then, at this point, you’re probably asking, “Is there assisted living near me?”.
Assisted Living Near Me?
An assisted living community provides care for people who require assistance with the activities of daily life. Often these communities can 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 and 24-hour assistance. 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 Near San Antonio
There are approximately 33,000 assisted living communities in the United States (including several in and near San Antonio). All of these assisted living communities offer different degrees of care and charge varying rates for their services. The communities are also all designed in different ways. Some are high rises, some are classic Victorians, and on and on. The room configurations differ as well, from studios to one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes.
Most residents of assisted living communities are seniors. But not all of them. 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.
Assisted Living Placements in San Antonio
Choosing an assisted living community can be very difficult. First, it’s hard to know the exact type of care that your elderly loved one needs. Second, how can you be sure that the assisted living community at which you are looking can provide that care? You must balance so many factors: location, cost, services available, 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 San Antonio can provide an assessment of your elderly loved one’s care needs and inform you of what services we believe is necessary. We can also recommend some assisted living communities near you that offer those services. We can even take you on tours of those communities. 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 San Antonio.
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If you would like to learn more about assisted living near you in San Antonio or nearby areas, please do not hesitate to contact us today.