Assisted living is living for those who need different categories of care—both personal and medical. Assisted living comes in shared apartments, apartments or individual rooms. In most assisted living centers, there is a homey setting and the living quarters are structured to give residents independence but also help with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, help in preparing meals and help with transportation needs.
Many have found that assisted living is the best of both worlds—in other words, being independent but also getting help with healthcare needs such as assistance with medication and help at night when going to the bathroom.
Some of the services offered at an assisted living facility are: three meals a day in a common dining room area, help with bathing and dressing, housekeeping and laundry, some medical services, 24 hour emergency care and social and recreational activities.
This kind of life style is especially appealing for those who are looking for safety and security features and being able to share with others on how they are doing.
There are other features that make assisted living attractive such as: monitoring of medication, some medical services, 24-hour emergency care and various social and recreational activities.
There are certain things to check into when looking for an assisted living center such as: the center being licensed, the kind of insurance it has for personal property, their response to medical emergencies, their visitation policy and their standing with the Better Business Bureau.
In addition, it is also important to find out if the staff of the assisted living center is well trained and if there is a quick turnover of employees. If there is a quick turnover of employees, that is probably a good indication that there are problems at the center. Here are some things to think about as you walk through the living center: were you greeted warmly, was the staff professionally dressed and was the staff treating the residents in a caring and friendly manner? Also, look for cleanliness of the inside of the building, as well as cleanliness of the staff. Do residents socialize with each other and appear happy and comfortable?
Keep in mind that no matter how the facility looks, the most important factors of an assisted living center is its management style, its staff, its philosophy and how they treat their residents. The inside environment of an assisted living center should be warm, friendly and inviting and residents should be treated in a humane, caring and respectful manner.
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