What Care Services Are Provided in Assisted Living?

A recent post outlined what healthcare services are provided in assisted living. But many residents in this care setting primarily need assistance with personal care and basic daily tasks; as outlined below:

Personal care, which is sometimes referred to as ...

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Q & A: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

If you’re considering assisted living or home care services for yourself or a loved one, you’ve likely encountered some unfamiliar terminology (check out prior posts on commonly used acronyms in senior living).

One of the terms used most ...

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Statistics Snapshot: Who Resides in Assisted Living?

Data posted at The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) website gives insight regarding the population who resides in assisted living communities throughout the US. The information was originally published in the “2009 Overview of Assisted Living”; the report was a ...

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Q & A: Care & Support Services in Assisted Living

No matter where you are in the process, choosing assisted living for yourself or a senior in your care can be intimidating or overwhelming. Making a decision about what care & support services will be needed is a good starting ...

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Choosing Between Home Care & Assisted Living

Making a senior care decision for yourself or a loved one is not an easy task. Thankfully, there are more options available than in years past, when a nursing home or a hospital were about the only venues for senior ...

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Commonly Used Acronyms in Senior Living

Businesses, government agencies, health care providers, and other community groups rely on acronyms/abbreviations, and the senior living industry is no different. Here’s a helpful guide to deciphering some of the most commonly used acronyms in senior living:

CCRC – ...

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There’s No Place Like Home: Q & A on Home Care Services

Yes, there are assisted living, retirement living, independent living, Alzheimer’s care and continuing care retirement communities offering a range of supportive services and attractive amenities in just about every city/town across America. But some seniors would rather stay home.

Home care makes this desire to stay “where the heart is” a feasible option. Learn more about home care via this basic Q & A:

Q: What kind of ...

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The Differences Between Assisted Living and Independent Living

Assisted living and independent living share some attributes, but for the most part, these are distinctive senior housing categories.

Assisted living is a senior care setting that includes the following services: studio/apartment-style living (in a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or studio layout); three meals a day served in the facility’s dining room (with room service options if a resident’s health status prevents communal dining); laundry & housekeeping; planned social ...

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The Rising Costs of Assisted Living

Last month, the MetLife Mature Market Institute released their 2008 survey of nursing home and assisted living costs. As to be expected, rates increased since last year's publication. The national average rate for an assisted living facility increased by 2.1% since 2007, bringing the monthly fees from $2,961 to $3,031 and the annual cost from $35,628 to $36,372.

A new feature of the 2008 report is the grouping of assisted living communities based on the number of services ...

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