Assisted living is the fastest growing long-term care option for seniors. Assisted living facilities, with their wide range of services, provide a senior housing solution for adults who can live independently, but also require some assistance. For many seniors, assisted living provides just the level of care they need to flourish and triumph in their new phase of life. After all, the golden years should be enjoyable-and assisted living has more options than ever before.
Cost of Assisted Living
Assisted living costs vary, depending on the following factors:
Type of residence
Size of apartment (studio, one or two-bedroom apartment)
Types of services needed
Geographical location of the community
Many communities charge a basic rate that covers all services, with an additional fee for add on special services. Typically, base rates only cover room and board and a service of daily meals, determined by the assisted living community. Sometimes there are housekeeping and laundry fees. Assisted Living facilities tend to be more expensive than Residential Care Facilities and the staff to senior ratio is much higher.
Services Offered in Assisted Living
Assisted living communities, in general, provide basic medical monitoring as well as daily activities and care. .
Here are some of the basic services offered in most assisted living facilities:
24-hour supervision and security
Health and exercise programs
Access to medical services