Most people will need assisted living at some point in their lives. This is especially true now that people are living longer. The assisted living that is provided can come from family and friends or an assisted living community, where seniors move when they are ready. A Bakersfield Assisted living facility is a places to move to when some help is needed with everyday living activities but independence is still possible. Usually the resident will have a small apartment with a kitchenette, meals are provided in a dining room or may be delivered to the when needed, transportation is provided as needed and other assistance like dressing and bathing can be provided. If more complex medical care is required the resident then moves into a nursing home.
Bakersfield is located half way between Fresno and Los Angeles, 110 miles from each. It is a rapidly growing town with a diverse economy. The town is large enough to provide a variety of shopping, entertainment and medical care facilities. The climate is dry desert with hot summers and brief wet winters. California State at Bakersfield and Bakersfield collage are both located in Bakersfield, providing continuing education and recreation opportunities for residents.
Most people hopefully plan for assisted living far in advance of needing the services. Long term care insurance should always be part of any retirement plan if at all possible. The cost of assisted living can be out of reach for many people without long term care insurance. This means family will need to continue providing care for their elderly relatives rather than have them move to assisted living. In California, the average cost of 12 months assisted living for 2012 is $42,000 and the average expected annual increase is 5%.
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