Assisted Living offers the best of both worlds for seniors who need ongoing help with personal care and typical daily activities yet who wish to retain their independence to the fullest extent that they can.
As our parents (or even their parents) have been entering their retirement years, it's inevitable that some of these seniors, who may once have headed companies or traveled the globe, might start to need assistance with day-to-day activities. But they are understandably reluctant to forfeit their independence. Someone accustomed to managing a business (or a family) can have a difficult time acknowledging that they forget to take their medication, or need help getting bathed and dressed. Because they do not need daily medical care at this point, Assisted Living can be a good or even the best option.
What is an Assisted Living Facility?
An Assisted Living Facility provides care for seniors who need some help with activities of daily living yet wish to remain as independent as possible. A middle ground between independent living and nursing homes, Assisted Living Facilities aim to foster as much autonomy as the resident is capable of. Most facilities offer 24-hour supervision and an array of support services, with more privacy, space, and dignity than many nursing homes—at a lower cost!
An Assisted Living Facility helps seniors with personal care, such as:
Daily contact with caring and compassionate staff is the defining characteristic of Wellington Place Assisted Living. Medical care is limited in an Assisted Living Facility, but it may be possible to contract for some medical needs.