Assisted Living Facts.
What Is Assisted Living?
Assisted living communities have helped enhance quality of life for millions of seniors. By ensuring access to needed support and an uplifting, meaningful lifestyle, assisted living residents can continue living as independently as possible. Find out what assisted living offers and who this type of senior living community may benefit most.
A Lifestyle to Love.
Assisted living helps solve a common problem with living at home – isolation. The assisted living lifestyle combines engagement, activity and fun with needed support and assistance. Communities offer countless daily opportunities to socialize with new friends, family and staff. Residents take art and baking classes. They belong to clubs. They garden. They laugh. They connect! Why is socialization so important as we age? Learn more about the importance of socialization.
Can Assisted Living Really Improve Quality of Life?
Assisted Living: What You Need to Know
As the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, preparing meals or managing medications become more of a challenge, assisted living may be just what seniors need to continue enjoying a full life – on their own terms.
Assisted living is also known as residential care or personal care depending on the state you live in and the community’s licensure. Although there are some distinctions between the different licenses, the level of care associated with each is designed to offer necessary support so residents can enjoy optimal independence.
Seniors in assisted living continue to live as independently as possible while they receive the support they need.
Maintaining independence is important for people as they age. In fact, losing the ability to operate on their own is one of the biggest fears people have. An overwhelming majority want to remain in their own homes, and understandably so, but life can be made so much better when you have help with the activities you do every day.
Ready to Start Your Search – Schedule a Visit!
As you think about assisted living as an option, remember that it’s not about giving up independence or the good parts of life. It’s about getting the right kind of help – which can go a long way toward maintaining independence and enhancing quality of life.
If assisted living community living sounds like something you want to consider, visit a community near you. The staff will arrange a tour, introduce you to residents and give you a true glimpse into the lifestyle that awaits.
Related Resources and Article Sources
These vetted, expert resources to help you decide if you can afford the cost of senior living.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics
- Older Americans 2016 Report on Key Indicators of Well-Being
- Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2021
- People, Place, Programming: Quality of Life in Assisted Living 2019
- Family Caregiving, Today’s Research on Aging, February 2016
- Assisted Living or Nursing Home? Caring.com, December 2016
- National Center for Assisted Living
Where You Live Matters is not responsible for the accuracy of the content on these third-party sites, and does not have financial connections to these organizations. These resources are for your informational purposes only.
Is Assisted Living the Right Choice?
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