WHAT IS ASSISTED LIVING?
Seniors can enjoy everyday life with the added security of safety and care in assisted living communities, which provide both professional assistance and an independent lifestyle. A senior living community allows them to continue many of the daily activities they enjoy most, while also meeting their specific needs consistently. Meal preparation, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring, incontinence care, administering medication, personal mobility, and transportation may be among the senior's needs.
Fitness and recreational programs, cultural events, security, and social events can all be found in a variety of communities. Most assisted living communities also offer WiFi, basic cable, restaurant style dining, weekly housekeeping, health services, fitness programs, and laundry services.
Private units in assisted living communities range from single rooms to full-sized apartments. Depending on the size of the community, there may be anywhere from 25 to 100 or more units, located in one building or in several smaller, subdivided houses. Residents of some communities are even allowed to bring their pets, and many include outdoor areas.
WHO IS ASSISTED LIVING SUITABLE FOR?
With assisted living, seniors can maintain their independence while receiving the daily support and supervision they need to stay safe and healthy while still maintaining their independence. Families who have a loved one living in assisted living get peace of mind knowing their loved one is receiving professional care in a warm, welcoming environment.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY
When you’re looking for the best assisted living community in Maricopa County for your elderly loved one, there are many different factors to consider:
The senior’s specific needs
Desired environment and preferred living arrangement
The “community culture” (personality) that appeals to the senior
Each senior's needs are unique, which is why it's important to carefully consider your options before choosing a community. For families looking for a perfect assisted living community for their loved ones, working with an assisted living placement agency is the best option.