This type of care setting provides non-medical assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Some of the common features of assisted living are 24 hours a day caregiver will be on site, 3 meals a day provided with snacks in between as well as activities provided by the staff.
Assisted Living Centers
These consist of places licensed by the state to have more than 10 residents. They are larger in size than assisted living homes providing more freedom than the latter can over. They often come with their own unique features setting them apart from other communities. Some common amenities include restaurant style dining, activities room, library, family gathering areas, transportation, and choice of floor plans. Assisted Living Centers vary in cost, medicaid acceptance, and services offered.
Assisted Living Homes
These are converted residential homes that are licensed by the state authority to have 10 or less residents. These homes offer a more intimate care setting than a larger place. Meals are cooked by the care staff and are served in a family dining setting. Activities vary by location but often times music or other forms of entertainment are brought in. For some people this may be a much more affordable option. You can choose from shared, private or even master suits depending on the location.
Care at Home
In some cases finding caregivers to come in to your own home or apartment may be the best fit. You can use a company or find your caregiver and work out a payment arrangement. Aside from help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) most in home care providers will do light house keeping, grocery shopping, and help with errands.