What is assisted living?
Assisted living offers seniors the help they need with the tasks of daily living, a residential community that supports and encourages their independence, and opportunities to live a full and engaging life.
What is assisted living not?
Assisted living is not a nursing home. The typical assisted living resident may need assistance with medications, meals, housekeeping and other activities, but is not chronically ill.
Is there a doctor or nurse on duty?
Each community has a licensed nurse available as needed. Assisted living providers are not required to employ a full-time nurse, but many do have one on staff.
Do you have a house physician?
No. Residents continue to see their own physicians. There will be assistance for residents with transportation to their doctor’s office as needed. Occasionally, a physician will travel to assisted living homes to see his or her patient in the community, and space may be provided for that purpose.
What accommodations are available?
Many assisted living facilities offer residents a choice of either suite or studio accommodations, private or semi-private apartments.
What services and amenities are included in the monthly rate? (Which varies by assisted living facility)
- Three delicious, nutritious meals in the community dining room
- Medication management
- Regular and often daily wellness activities, social events and devotional services
- Shopping and leisure excursions in the community van
- Coordination with a resident’s personal physician
- Utilities (excluding telephone and cable TV)
- Housekeeping and personal laundry services