Assisted Living (AL) offers supportive services in an independent-style living arrangement. Residents have their own apartments, affording a level of privacy to which most of us are accustomed. Assisted Living communities offer numerous planned activities and arrange special events to encourage a sense of community among residents.
But is it a good option for YOU? This isn’t an easy question to answer. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when you’re trying to figure this one out.
Below is a very broad look at the questions and most common issues that sway the outcome one way or the other.
The industry average for the number of hours of personal assistance a person will receive within an assisted living community is 1.5 to 2 hours per day. If a community has additional staff beyond the average, they may be able to offer additional personal assistance. Be sure to inquire about whether added personal assistance is an additional cost.