Assisted Living Facilities offer residents an independent lifestyle, but with the benefit of having assistance available when needed. Assistance typically includes meal preparation, medication management, personal hygiene (including bathing, dressing and other bathroom needs), household chores (including cleaning and laundry services), and transportation coordination for appointments and shopping. If your loved one has difficulty with any of these daily activities, you may want to consider the benefits of an assisted living community.
When considering whether assisted living is right for you or a loved one, consider the following questions:
- Is your loved one considered a fall risk?
- Does your loved one have difficulty getting out of a chair or bed on their own?
- Is it difficult to get around in the home from one room to the next?
- Has living space been condensed to a much smaller area within the home?
- Are medications being taken regularly and accurately?
- Is there a clear understanding of the reason medications are taken?
- Is your loved one active outside of the home? And if so, is transportation problematic?
- Is sleep typically only at night or does your loved one take naps during the day?
- Does your loved one bath regularly?
- Does your loved wear the same clothes for several days?
What you need from an Assisted Living community depends on your own unique situation regarding social, geographical and financial preferences. We help you look for the “right place” and work with you to find the Assisted Living community that best fits these needs. Contact us today to see how can help.
Assisted Living Costs
Assisted living costs vary, depending on the type of residence and the services needed. Costs also vary by geography. As a general guideline many communities charge a monthly rate that covers all basic services (room and board and daily meals) with additional charges applying for additional services (including medication management, bathing assistance, and laundry services, for example). According to Genworth.com, the average cost for a one-bedroom assisted living apartment in the U.S. in 2015 was $3,600 per month; an increase of 2.86% over 2014 with a five-year annual growth of 2.48%.