Assisted Living Articles

An assisted living facility (ALF) provide residents the benefit of independence with personal care and support services available as needed. Assisted living facilities may be part of a retirement community, nursing home, or stand-alone. Residents are elderly who have had a decline in health and require some assistance with performing one or more daily activities. The typical services offered by assisted living facilities are basic health care monitoring; help with bathing, dressing and eating; housekeeping; recreational activities; and transportation.

Helpful Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Facility No Comments

An ideal way for someone who has been injured or who has grown too old to take care of him or herself properly is to be in the right environment with people who can take care of them and make sure they are safe. For the majority of people, this means an assisted living facility. There are many of these facilities out there, however, and not all of them are the kinds of…

How to Know if Assisted Living is Right for Me No Comments

Assisted living is not an easy decision. People value their dignity and independence, and many feel that assisted living would interfere with the control they have over their lives. Not only do these concerns weigh heavily on the prospective resident’s mind, but moving, itself, is stressful! People are often deterred for their not wanting to move away from a community…

How to Help a Loved One Transition to Assisted Living No Comments

Transitioning into assisted living is a hard time for both you and your loved one. There are a series of conflicting feelings that need to be dealt with during the first few weeks of this transition. You may feel guilty, sad or worried that your loved one will harbor ill feelings towards you. Do not let these things can make your visits uncomfortable and make it hard for…

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home Comparison No Comments

Everyone reaches a certain point in their lives when taking care of themselves isn’t as easy and effortless as it used to be. Assistance is needed. Depending on the level of assistance required, there are two options for elderly who could use help. One option is an assisted living facility, and the other is a nursing home. Deciding what option is best requires information…