Assisted living facilities are living arrangements for those who have various personal and medical care needs. Assisted living comes in various building types such as shared quarters, apartments or individual rooms. These living arrangements are homey and designed not only to help with various daily routines but also are designed to promote a resident’s independence and privacy.
In addition, assisted living facilities have many services such as: providing three meals a day in a dining room facility, help with medication, help with personal care needs such as bathing and dressing, help with laundry and housekeeping, medical services, availability of social and recreational activities and 24-hour emergency care. There are certain things to consider when looking for an assisted living center. Some questions you may need answers for are:
• What is their policy on personal property and insurance?
• Does this facility meet local and state licensing requirements?
• What is their procedure for handling a medical emergency?
• Are visitors welcomed? How did they treat me when I asked them questions about their facility?
• Does each resident have a written plan on how they are cared for? In other words, are needs assessments created and maintained?
• What are the costs of this facility?
• Is there a contract agreement and can it be terminated? What is their refund policy?
It is important to note that at most assisted living centers, you will find recreational areas, dining rooms where meals are served, areas for exercising and physical therapy, transportation to appointments, outings to parks and transportation to gardening events. Assisted living isn’t for everyone but it is for those who need help during the day and who are seeking a place where they feel safe, comfortable and where they don’t feel alone.
There are many benefits that come from living in an assisted living center besides getting the help you need with personal matters such as finding companionship, friendship and being able to share with others. Nutrition is another benefit. Having a nutritional diet is important for good physical as well as mental health and having some assistance when buying and preparing food can also be a big help. One very important benefit of an assisted living center is healthcare. Having a staff of professional and caring people make an assisted living center a great option for those who need additional help with their daily activities.
Transportation is very important to seniors who are not able to drive anymore or who simply don’t have anyone to help them with their transportation needs.
In Evanston, Illinois there are many things to see and do such as; Ryan Field, Northwestern University, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Grosse Point Lighthouse and Mitchell Museum of the American Indian.
With so many great features such as various social events, the feeling of safety and security, good daily nutrition, housekeeping services, transportation and healthcare, you will find what you’re looking for with assisted living needs.