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Senior woman portraitWhen living on your own becomes more and more difficult, when routine activities seem exhausting or impossible, when just ‘keeping house’ is taking the joy out of life, it may be time to think of an assisted living option. But where can you turn for knowledgeable, unbiased advice? Most people are not prepared to deal with these questions.

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Assisted Living Facility

A place Where You Get Extra Care and Help

An assisted living facility is a home for seniors who need help with their day-to-day activities. Before deciding which one to choose, review the details described below.

What is an Assisted Living Facility?

An assisted living facility is a senior lifestyle option that provides both housing and supportive personal care. The levels of care and support vary, but commonly include basic medical services as well as help with dressing, eating, bathing, and toileting. Good assisted living facilities assure that all residents receive proper care, that they are treated with dignity and respect and that they maintain the greatest possible independence.

Types of Assisted Living Facilities

  1. Retirement Community Home: It is for those who are retired and now require a helping hand to carry out day-to-day activities.
  2. Health Care Nursing Home: It is a facility providing around the clock nursing services.
  3. Independent Senior Living Home: In this facility, you will get independent senior housing for those who can manage well without help.
  4. Apartments for Seniors: The most common type of facility available where you will have a group of seniors staying together in a large house or senior apartments.

Major Services Provided by an Assisted Living Facility

  1. Access to health services and medical care
  2. 24-hour security
  3. Three meals per day served in a dining room
  4. Housekeeping services
  5. Transportation services
  6. Assistance in daily activities
  7. Social and recreational activities

When to Decide Whether Your Loved One Needs Extra Help

When you get older and it gets more and more difficult to take care of yourself, you will need that extra help and care. By looking closely at a few signs, you will be able to decide if your loved ones need that extra help.

  1. If you see an empty refrigerator or a refrigerator with expired food, it is the sign that you or your loved ones are not eating properly
  2. When your loved ones are getting weaker and losing weight, it is a sign that they may not be eating properly.
  3. If you start noticing bruises more frequently on your loved ones, it is a sign that they are falling regularly and getting injured. It is very important that we provide a helping hand to them as soon as possible before our loved ones suffer a serious injury.
  4. Another sign is when you see your loved ones wearing the same clothes over and over. It could mean they are forgetting personal hygiene and may not be able to do laundry and / or bathe themselves.
  5. When the house and yard is not maintained, it is a sign that they need help with cleaning.
  6. Forgetting things are signs that show your parents or loved ones are suffering from memory loss. Memory loss is a serious problem and it is always nice to have some kind of help for people suffering from memory loss.
  7. When you see your parent depressed and notice strange behavior, it is an early sign that they are having some issues and need help.

Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility

Choosing the right assisted living facility is always a challenging task. To help you make a good decision, the following points can be considered.

  1. Check whether the staff at the facility are friendly and caring.
  2. Check how the staff handles emergency situations.
  3. Check whether the residents are happy with the service provided by the assisted living facility.
  4. Look for a clean and safe environment.
  5. Check for the services offered and collect feedback from other residents.

Before choosing the right assisted living facility, you need to make sure that the place feels homey. Preference should be given for your loved one’s personal taste. You should also consider the food offered there before making a decision. It is always better to choose a place that also offers easy access to emergency medical facilities.