An assisted living facility is housing provided for seniors who find difficulty in living independently, meaning that they require some assistance with daily activities.
One reason assisted living communities are particularly appealing to seniors is that they provide an environment that allows them to keep a high quality of independence. Assisted living is especially ideal for seniors who are in good health and still perform common everyday tasks. Assisted living communities are often compared to living in a private apartment, with amenities such as a private bathroom and kitchen, but in this case there are trained staff members on hand ready to help your loved one when they are in need.
Some assisted living communities provide daily living care for things like bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, and eating. This isn’t the case for all assisted living facilities, some include “personal care” at a cost, and some require that an outside home health care agency perform the tasks.