Assisted living
This is the most common form of housing for seniors offering personalized supportive services, and health care designed to meet scheduled and unscheduled needs with activities of daily living. Assisted living residents can be young or old, affluent or low income, frail or disabled. Residents may suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders. Residents may also need help with incontinence or mobility.
 
Services:
• 24-hour security and staff availability
• access to health and medical services
• assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking
• emergency call systems for each resident’s unit
• health promotion and exercise programs
• housekeeping services
• medication management
• personal laundry services
• social and recreational activities
• three meals a day served in a common dining area
• transportation
 
Paying for assisted living:
Assisted living is typically paid for privately via a monthly set rent established by each community. The rent covers room and board, two or three meals a day, and various amenities. Health care services necessary to the resident incur an additional charge based on the community’s fee schedule. Fee schedules may group health care services in packages or charge for them individually. Some communities do accept CADI and / or Elderly Waiver.
 
For more information, visit the Assisted Living Federation of America website at http://www.alfa.org