Are you considering a nursing home for your loved one because health issues are making living alone unsafe or difficult? Perhaps a nursing home is not what they need. There is another option – Assisted Living.
Assisted Living facilities are for people who wish to live as independently as possible but need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It exists to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing homes. These facilities generally offer no or limited medical care but help with everyday tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, laundry, housekeeping, and assistance with medications.
Most assisted living facilities create a service plan for each individual resident upon admission. The service plan details the personalized services required by the resident and guaranteed by the facility. The plan is updated regularly to assure that the resident receives the appropriate care as his or her condition changes.
Generally, these facilities are quite large, some licensed for up to 400 seniors. This has its pros and cons. In a community that large, there are usually many social activities onsite and outings to participate in. Often times, residents eat meals in dining halls. If you are interested in a smaller, family-style living experience, check out Board and Care homes which are usually in residential areas.
Orange County Care Placement knows about Assisted Living! Call us and talk to a caring professional.