Assisted living facilities are not just for the senior population. These facilities provide needed care to victims of accidents and brain trauma’s, those who have become ill and those who simply have a few special needs. The assisted living facility can provide these patients with the help that they need while encouraging their independence. The staff at the facility will provide all kinds of assistance whether that is helping them with ADL’s, or activities of daily living, housekeeping services, ambulatory assistance, to help them from their bed to wheelchair, meal services and transportation services. There is a medical aspect to the care received through assisted living. This includes the nursing staff working closely with the attending physician to help with the care that the physician feels is necessary for the resident to maintain their independence as much as possible.
Assisted living in Lake Charles, Louisiana can enjoy the same activities as anyone else who lives in the area. The transportation services will provide trips to the local casinos, shopping and dining as well as daily trips to any of the available hospitals in or around the Lake Charles area. Residents can expect to have exceptional medical care with their choice of any of the physicians at any of the area hospitals for any and all of their medical needs. With so much to do in Lake Charles those who enjoy the transportation provided by their facility will never run out of things to do, with all of the local casinos, museums and historical sites throughout the city, there is always something for everybody.
The national average yearly cost to reside in an assisted living facility remains around $40,000 per year. Residents of assisted living in Louisiana enjoy a slightly lower cost at $35,700; Lake Charles has the same average yearly cost, which is about $20,000 less than a skilled nursing facility.
While it may be a difficult decision to make, to come to the conclusion that your loved one needs assisted living is an important thing that will help them, and you. Figuring out which facility is right for your loved one does not need to be the most difficult part of the process. In fact, it can be an easy decision when you already have all the answers you need, like the services they offer, the prices they charge and if there have been any complaints filed against them. SeniorLiving.org has all of these answers for you, you are not alone in the process, and SeniorLiving.org is here to help.