The elderly or the disabled can benefit from assisted living because they will get meals, nursing, transportation, and housekeeping. Assisted living is done in a home environment or one can get an apartment and have the help of staff that are available to assist with different activities. A person can be able to get assistance with medical support as well as grooming from the staff that are available in assisted living facilities.
Some of the signs that one can look for to determine whether an elderly person or a disabled person needs help is declining mobility, memory loss, lack of medication management, lack of personal hygiene, neglected finances and lack of food in the home among others.
There is more control for people who live in assisted living facilities because they can continue with their daily activities and get assistance only when necessary. Residents in assisted living facilities can also get family members to help with their care from time to time.
The staff at assisted living facilities normally watch the residents to ensure that there are no slips and falls which can result to injury and this will mean that a person will be safer in an assisted living facility. There is increased security for family members who live in assisted living facilities.
They normally have activities that encourage interaction between residents in the assisted living facility. It is not a must for a member to participate in the activities that are offered in assisted living facilities. Entertainment is also available for those who wish to take part in it. Residents who live in assisted living facilities get to meet new people and make friends so they can avoid the loneliness that comes with old age.
Residents who urgently need healthcare services can get these services when they go to an assisted living facility. Residents who have conditions that require special meals can get the special meals when they go to an assisted living facility.
In case a resident has some chores that they want to give the staff, they can be able to ask the staff to run some errands for them.
Since the residents of an assisted living facility may be unable to drive, they can get transportation with the help of the staff if they need to go to a doctor’s appointment or meet friends. Since there is independence to do what one is able to do for themselves in an assisted living facility, residents can feel a sense of pride in the tasks that they perform.
Elderly and the disabled will be more comfortable in a place where the staff are friendly and the home or apartment is a clean place if they have to live in an assisted living facility. Family members should look for assisted living facilities that are affordable because one has to make a monthly payment so one needs to make a financial commitment for this. Some people are able to use insurance to pay for a facility.