An assisted living community provides a sense of home-like atmosphere with 24-hour on-site staff for seniors, often with planned activities, housekeeping and laundry, transportation, meals, exercise and wellness programs, opportunities to socialize with other residents, assistance with activities of daily living, and some medical care
Assistance with daily living or “ADL’s” may include assistance with:
– Bathing assistance twice a week or as needed
– Dressing & Grooming assistance
– Medication Management
– Alzheimer’s & Dementia care
– Daily Ambulating assistance to and from common activities areas and dining
– Incontinence Care (supplies are usually not included)
Alzheimer’s Dementia Care
Some senior assisted living communities have specialized Alzheimer’s care units designed with safety features for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Assisted living facilities may also have customized memory care programs that may help to maintain or improve cognitive function in assisted living residents.
The services and level of care available in an assisted living facility, as well as the costs for these services, can vary. Assisted living costs may be all inclusive, or the costs of assisted living services may be added to a base monthly fee.
Social Security: Once the resident moves into the community they are eligible for an increase of up to $1106 from social security but must apply before the 10th of every month to go into effect for the following pay period.