Assisted living communities offer 24-hour care for seniors who need help with daily activities — such as bathing, dressing, and grooming — but don’t require ongoing skilled medical services. A social, maintenance-free lifestyle is among the many benefits of assisted living.
Forgetfulness, a fall, or loneliness are some of the signs it’s time to move. Assisted living is a solution for seniors who need help with personal care or are no longer safe living on their own. Seniors who enjoy a social, active lifestyle often thrive at assisted living communities.
Assisted living costs vary depending on location, community amenities, apartment size, and how much help your loved one needs. Financing options are available to pay for assisted living, including Veterans benefits, long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, and more.
Safety, staff training, cultural fit, amenities, and costs are some of the top considerations when choosing an assisted living community. An in-person or virtual tour provides opportunities to ask questions and get a sense of everyday life at the community.
Moving and downsizing can be stressful, especially when your loved one is leaving a home filled with memories and possessions. Careful planning and taking advantage of the community’s resources, advice, and expertise can help ease the transition to assisted living.