Feb 16, 2015 - 01:39 PM
Most states do not allow a full stove/oven in assisted living apartments. There are a handful that were built as independent living and then later converted, or licensed for assisted living and they were not required to remove the stove.
If your Mom is still able to cook, you may wish to consider independent living. Some independent living communities do not have stoves or ovens in the apartments, also. However, there are many that do offer full kitchens and still offer meals or meal options. Many independent living communities have a 3rd party home care provider that can help with bathing and other needs.
A local Senior Living Advisor with A Place For Mom should be able to help you to identify your options with full kitchens, and to discuss finding a proper balance between getting the appropriate care but also offering her quality of life.