As we get older, our needs change. Daily activities that were once easy for us to do on our own now require assistance, such as:
While your family members are undoubtedly concerned for your safety and well-being, most may not be available to provide the assistance or care you need. Assisted Living Communities are an excellent living option for those who require regular assistance with daily activities!
Assisted Living Communities are designed to provide regular assistance with day-to-day activities while still promoting the independence of their residents. Health care in these communities is usually available 24/7 with on-site trained and registered nursing staff.
Above all else, the safety and continued health of its residents are the primary concerns of Assisted Living Communities. The level of care and costs associated with Assisted Living, however, will vary depending on the care you require. As such, the care provided by Assisted Living Communities will likely vary from resident to resident.
For example, someone with an injury using a walker or wheelchair may need help administering their medication on a daily basis but can dress and feed themselves without assistance. Someone with Parkinson’s, on the other hand, may need assistance with eating, dressing themselves, and bathing because of tremors or shaking.
There are many benefits to living in an Assisted Living Community. Some of the most common benefits include:
Assisted Living Communities do not come without a cost, however. The important thing is to always ask if they are a Medicaid community as well (they will let you know yes or no). If you fear you will outlive your income, you will need to be in a community where Medicaid is accepted on the off-chance you run out of funds. A good Elder Care Attorney can assist you with a plan.
Your 55+ Real Estate Services SRES can assist you in finding the right community and Elder Care Attorney for you or your loved ones! Contact us today!