Senior Assisted Living Facilities and Care Plans
What Is Senior Assisted Living?
Assisted living facilities offer housing alternatives for older adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and other basic functions, but do not require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in nursing homes.
Assisted living facilities may be part of a retirement community, nursing home, senior housing complex, or may be a standalone facility. Licensing requirements for assisted living facilities vary by state and can be known by as many as 26 different names, including residential care, board and care, congregate care, and personal care.
What Services Are Provided?
Senior Residents of assisted living facilities usually have their own unit or apartment. In addition to providing a support staff and meals, most assisted living facilities also offer at least some of the following services:
- Health care management and monitoring
- Help with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Medication reminders and/or help with medications
- Recreational activities
How Can I Pay For Assisted Living?
The cost of senior assisted living facilities and care plans varies across states and within states. In addition, costs will fluctuate depending on the type of health care professional required. Home care services can be paid for directly by the patient and his or her family members. These residential facilities do not qualify for reimbursement by insurance providers.
You can get more information about senior assisted living and other care options by completing our quick three step process to begin, simply fill out the form above. You will not be contacted without your consent and there is no obligation and no pressure.