What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living facilities provide residents with long-term care. Seniors get housing, meals and social support, plus assistance managing medication and doing life’s daily activities. Assisted living is tailored to each senior and can change as their needs change, always with the goal of helping the individual maintain independence.
Elmcroft Assisted Living communities provide a safe, comfortable and caring environment to help seniors stay as independent as safely possible while maintaining their privacy, dignity and autonomy. That means that support is provided for particular needs such as medication management, bathing, dressing and transportation. Residents of Elmcroft Assisted Living communities appreciate the staff, programs and amenities in place that ensure happiness, security and engagement.
Assisted living is just one senior care option. Others include:
- Memory care: This type of care provides skilled nursing for residents experiencing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss disorders beyond the normal effects of aging that someone in assisted living might experience.
- Skilled nursing facilities/nursing homes: These facilities cater to residents with serious health issues. They usually look more like a hospital or clinic and consist of shared bedrooms and bathrooms, compared to assisted living communities in which residents may have private apartments or suites.
- Home care: This type of care takes place in a senior’s home or the home of a family member, but it doesn’t provide the social support or 24/7 help of assisted living.