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Assisted living provides the option to maintain some independence but also receive the assistance that seniors need with activities of daily living. Each facility is different and operates under a different setup but here are three common options: First, many assisted living facilities offer independent living in senior apartments where staff comes in and simply helps with cleaning, laundry and medicine administration. Residents may eat and prepare meals on their own or there may be a dining hall where they can socialize and eat with other seniors who live on the facilities grounds. The second option is a nursing home type setting for the elderly with more complex medical needs. Generally, the senior will have a private room or share with a roommate. They will be attended to by nurses and aids who are on call 24/7. They still have the option to eat meals in their room or in a dining hall for a shared experience. At both types of facilities activities committees plan special events and outings to restaurants, the movies and other local attractions. The last option is in home residential senior care. Staff and therapy comes to the senior’s home and provides in house services. This ensures the comfort of a familiar environment and provides a sense of security.
Thankfully there are multiple options for assisted living in Fargo and you can tailor your choice to what suits your loved one best. Even though Fargo only has a population of 105,000 there are many things to do in the area. Active seniors can visit the Red River Zoo, the Old Fargo Theater or the Fargo Air Museum for some afternoon entertainment. The Plains Art Museum boasts a wonderful variety of local and international art pieces. There are 5 public golf courses in the area surrounding the city. There are many popular restaurants and a variety of cultural activities to partake in. Thanks to three local universities Fargo offers a variety of sports options including the North Dakota State University NCAA lacrosse team as well as the Fargo Force USHL tier 1 team and the Fargo-Moorehead Derby Girls.
In 2011 CNN rated Fargo, North Dakota one of the best places to live in the small town category. The average cost of senior living in Fargo is lower than the national average. The general cost of living in Fargo is 6.1% lower than the national average. According to the last census the median rent was $600 per month. Senior care costs are also lower than the national average. As of 2013 annual costs for an assisted living facility were $34,224 a year, for a nursing home $87, 553 and for home health $53,310.
Our mission at Seniorliving.org is to educate and aid your family in finding the best senior care in your area and determining which type of care is right for you. For assistance on local assisted living facilities, independent living and other senior care options please visit our website for more info.
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