Assisted Living facilities are facilities that provide assistance with activities of daily living, assistance may include administration of medications or reminders. Sometimes personal care is done by a member of the staff. If living in a big city there’s lots of options to choose from but in a small city there’s not many, when it comes down to things to do outside of the facility. Although, seniors living in assisted living facilities need assistance with activities of daily living they still like to go and do things outside the facility, it helps to add the quality of life to the facility.
A family interested in assisted living facilities would choose one in Germantown, MD because the nearest hospital in the city scored a 94 out of 100 on their last Medicare review, which is 6 miles away in case of emergency. Most of the seniors in the area enjoy the short trip into Washington, DC to explore the cites and it’s numerous museums and restaurants. Then there are some seniors who just like a trip to Walmart.
Assisted Living facilities are nowhere near as expensive as nursing homes, or skilled nursing homes and the care is somewhat different. The average cost of an Assisted Living Facility in Maryland is $3,600, and the average range is $2,400 to $4,500 per month. Many seniors pay for the care through Medicare or Medicaid, and then there’s other’s that pay out of pocket.
SeniorLiving.org helps seniors looking for a low maintenance lifestyle providing everything from housekeeping to dining making their lifestyle easier and enjoyable. Seniorliving.org is a directory that provides a selection of different places to live, such as, apartments, independent living, assisted living, nursing homes and home care. SeniorLiving.org is free to list and free to use, they show good and bad reviews, their system is always updated with the latest information and SeniorLiving.org has articles that are relevant to seniors. SeniorLiving.org is only available to people 55 and up, because most of these communities are usually labeled as age qualified on their brochures and websites. To find senior apartments in other areas, just search SeniorLiving.org in whatever area you live.