An assisted living facility is one in which a senior citizen gets the care needed to successfully go about most daily activities independently. At the same time, there is opportunity for friendship and companionship from the other residents of the facility. The level of care needed is not as great as that of a nursing home, but is more readily available than it would be in independent living. In fact, assisted living communities are special facilities that offer care between independent living and nursing homes.
Residents in assisted living facilities typically lead an active lifestyle. They do need help with some basic daily needs, such as medication, meal preparation, bathing, and housekeeping as well as meal preparation.
Perhaps just as important to senior residents of assisted living facilities are opportunities so get up and about the community. Brandon Florida is located in Hillsborough County near St. Petersburg and Tampa. It is a community of vital business people, thriving, commercial organizations such as Walmart, and dozens of glorious restaurants and other attractions. A recent business exposition open to the public attracted thousands of people in the area and was a resounding success.
Elderly people living in the Brandon area can enjoy the white sands and ocean views of the big, beautiful Atlantic Ocean. The Westfield Shopping Town, a large mall with many diversified shops, is located in Brandon. There is also a large movie complex. Championship wrestling at NXT Wrestling located in Brandon is the official training facility for professional wrestlers. Brandon also has a Running Club and the Brandon Ballet Company. Brandon is also home to the Florida Academy for the Performing Arts based at Music Showcase.
All in all, even if senior citizens cannot participate in wresting or ballet, they can certainly enjoy viewing those activities. Just because people need help with activities of daily living, they still like to leave the facility at times and have fun elsewhere for a well-rounded existence. There is no end of interesting pastimes to partake of in Brandon, adding to the quality of life.
It is interesting to note that a lot of assisted living communities have now opened their doors to people needing help with all activities of daily life. Instead of being relegated to a nursing home where they are completely dependent on the assistance of others, these elderly people now can feel like independent senior citizens with friendships and activities in which they can participate and have fun.
There are many affordable homes in the area of Brandon. Currently there are 78 homes for sale. Prices range from $200,000 to over $600,000 with most in the low $200,000’s. Homes in the upper end of the price range are veritable mansions and include pools and lavish acreage, some facing scenic lakes.
The cost for assisted living facilities is usually not covered by Medicare, but there are some exceptions. Typically the cost is about $2800 per month. Additional services are offered at additional cost. There are facilities that offer short term as well as long term care. Short term care is a welcome respite for families and other unpaid caregivers.