An assisted living facility, also referred to as a residential care facility, is a long-term senior care residence that provides support care services such as personal care, medication management, meals and transportation. Assisted living care is intended to allow seniors to preserve the highest level of independence possible while receiving assistance with certain daily activities. Assisted living services can be personalized to ensure that each resident’s care is appropriate to their current needs; and at any time, increasing needs in a particular area can be provided to ensure consistency in lifestyle and comfort.
Typical standard assisted living services include:
Access to health care and medical services customized to specific needs
Assistance with daily activities (ADLs) such as bathing, eating, grooming, dressing, toileting and walking
24-hour emergency services
Three meals a day, housekeeping and laundry services
Exercise, social and recreation programs
Medication management with or without medication assistance