If you’re considering moving to an assisted living facility, you’re probably wondering what it would be like to actually live in one. Or maybe you’re still trying to keep track of the difference between independent living and assisted living. If that’s the case, you’re not alone.
There are a lot of options when it comes to senior living, so it helps to remember what assisted living is all about anyway.
What Is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is designed to help seniors maintain their independence while also providing assistance with activities of daily living, socialization opportunities, and a stimulating environment that benefits their mind, body, and soul. Assisted living facilities don’t provide 24/7 nursing care, but personal care is customized to the resident's needs and wants. Most assisted living facilities try their best to provide a safe, nurturing, and engaging atmosphere for their residents.
Although assisted living facilities differ by state, here’s what you’ll find at most assisted living communities:
- Private or semi-private apartments
- Prepared meals
- Personal care services
- On-site or on-call nurse
- Housekeeping services
- Activities and events
Even though not every day looks the same because care is tailored to the individual using personalized service plans, most assisted living facility residents will begin their day the same way — with breakfast.
Click through the slideshow learn more about assisted living and what a typical day in assisted living could look like. But keep in mind that the amount and variety of activities depend on the size and focus of the assisted living community. Smaller facilities may offer less structured activities, while larger facilities may offer such a wide array of options that they require multiple schedules (one for physical, one for social, and another for interest-based activities).
Making the move to assisted living is a big step. If you want to see what the Arbors is all about, request a tour today.