Assisted living facilities provide seniors with a great alternative to nursing homes when they can no longer live independently and require help with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) but don’t need 24/7 medical supervision. ADLs include anything from bathing to assistance with grocery shopping, depending on the individual’s needs. Some seniors prefer to live in assisted living facilities because they are granted more freedom to come and go as they please, unlike nursing homes that monitor patients around the clock. Nursing homes differ from assisted living facilities in many ways. First, patients who reside in nursing homes are not allowed to leave the premises due to the health risks involved. Patients in nursing homes are more medically fragile than those living in assisted living facilities. While both nursing homes and assisted living facilities have staff available in case of emergencies, only nursing homes have medically certified staff who supervise the residents 24 hours a day. In assisted living, residents live independently with minimal supervision, if any. Usually, in assisted living facilities, the only assistance needed is in the form of medication management, and other ADLs. Unlike nursing homes, where all residents are housed within one building with minimal privacy, assisted living facilities provide private residences where seniors live alone or with a pet. The level of privacy is higher at an assisted living facility.
Seniors that like to get out and enjoy the community would benefit from Miramar assisted living. Miramar assisted living facilities are top-notch and located within a great community with lots of activities that seniors can enjoy. Assisted living is designed to allow seniors to get out and enjoy life outside the facility and take part in community activities. An ALF (Assisted Living Facility) in Florida is a great place to retire because of the climate and culture. Seniors who choose a Miramar assisted living facility have a variety of things to do outside in the community. By leaving the confines of their home, seniors can enjoy socializing with their peers, a sense of independence, and enjoy leisure activities out in the community. Seniors who enjoy the outdoors and gardening can take trips to the Miramar Community Garden and volunteer to help grow vegetables. Miramar Cultural Center is the place to go to enjoy shows and theatrical performances. There are also many parks, shopping venues, restaurants, and recreational facilities that seniors can visit on a daily basis.
Assisted living facilities can be rather basic and just provide the senior with a private dwelling like an apartment or dormitory-type room within a high rise. They can also be rather elaborate providing a full range of amenities from golf courses to spa treatments. The amenities vary and it all depends on how much the senior is willing and capable of spending. The more amenities available, the higher the cost of residing there. Another variable in determining the cost of ALFs is location. Some states are more expensive than others. In Florida, the average annual cost of living at assisted living facilities is $36,000. The cost of assisted living in Miramar is estimated at around $25,000 per year. In order to find out more about assisted living facilities in your area enter your desired neighborhood into the search bar above for more detailed information and guidance.