How Assisted Living Works
Assisted living is meaningful term within the senior care industry with a specific definition. It is one of a few such terms that you should learn about if you are a senior, somebody nearing your senior years, of if you are the adult child or loved one a senior. Many seniors require care at some point in order to lead happy, healthy, and safe lives. Many of these seniors will receive that care in assisted living communities. But just what is assisted living and how does it work?
Assisted Living in Norfolk, Virginia
There are several excellent assisted living communities in and around the Norfolk area of Virginia. Many seniors in Norfolk have chosen to move into one of these assisted living communities. But many others are not aware of them. Others still just aren’t sure of what “assisted living” means. How are seniors and their families supposed to make the best decision for themselves? Well, they need to know a little bit about assisted living first. For example, did you know that not all senior care facilities are assisted living communities?
Assisted living is only one form of care in the senior living facility continuum, though it is quite possibly the most dynamic and versatile option available on that continuum. For example, assisted living communities offers more care than independent living/retirement communities do. These types of communities often don’t offer any healthcare services to seniors; the staff there just manage cleaning, landscaping, and the like. On the other hand, the care at assisted living communities is not as involved or as constant as is the care offered in nursing homes. Residents of nursing homes need high levels of care.
How Assisted Living Communities work in Norfolk, VA
While the staff at assisted living communities are more involved in the lives of their residents than the staff at retirement communities, assisted living communities still prioritize the autonomy and independence of their residents. Assisted living can include private apartments, restaurants, and sometimes even salons or theaters on the premises. Some of the services provided by assisted living communities include:
- Help with personal daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming and hygiene, toileting, and eating.
- Assistance with household activities incidental to daily life such as housekeeping, shopping, laundry, chores, transportation, and clerical/recordkeeping assistance.
- Daily meals and snacks.
- Scheduled social activities determined by client preferences.
- Help with self-administering medication
Assisted Living Placements for Seniors in Norfolk, VA
If you would like to learn more about the assisted living options in Norfolk, you should contact Always Best Care Norfolk. We can inform you of the assisted living communities in and around Norfolk and can take you on tours of these facilities. We can explain the differences between the assisted living communities in which you are interested and help to get you or your elderly loved one placed in the assisted living community that best suits you and your needs.
Get in Touch with Always Best Care of Norfolk For a Free Consultation
If you would like to learn more about your assisted living options in and around Norfolk, please contact us today. You can schedule your free consultation with us at our website or by calling us at 757-655-8008.