“Assisted Living” is the term for the program that includes some basic care support by our trained care team. Residents who choose this package typically need some assistance with remembering to reorder medication and/or take it timely, physical assistance with daily dressing tasks, physical assistance when in the restroom, or other basic care needs. This could be one task, or this could be multiple needs. The assistance could be gentle reminders, stand-by assistance for safety, or physical assistance when needed. The plan is created by the resident, their family (if appropriate), the physician, and the community’s care team.
Assisted Living programs are typically either stand-alone communities or adjoined with other programs inside the community. Assisted living unites vary in size: most units are studios to one-bedroom. Studies show that as we age, we tend to use less than 400 square feet of usable space regardless of the size of our home.