Assisted Living Facilities
It is our goal to help you understand and better address the needs of seniors by locating quality independent and assisted living facilities in your community.
Assisted Living Homes
Assisted Living Homes range from those who house as few as two residents to very large, housing hundred of residents. There are advangtages to both. In the smaller assisted living homes, there are fewer caregivers and a smaller area for the resident to become acustomed to. The caregiver ratio is usually more favorable in the small assisted living home. The larger assisted living facilities will have a broader range of services with a much larger, more varied personnell.
Whichever you choose, large or small, Assisted Living Facilities can be the ideal soluation for many seniors who value their independence, need some assistance and want to live a fulfilling life. There is so much to learn about the many choices for both independent living and assisted living.
It's a good idea to learn as much as possible about all the assisted living options that are available in your area. They could be called Residential Living Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, or Home Care Centers in your location. Everything you read and each facility you visit will help you to get closer to determining your own need. There are adult family homes, retirement communities, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other options. Learning about the costs of assisted living and how to cover those costs is also very important. With all these options, and maybe because there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming. There's nothing wrong with getting help.
A few of the services offered by assisted living placement services are:
1) Help Determine if Assisted Living is Right for You
2) Determining the level of care needed
3) Locating the home or facility best suited to your needs
4) Helping you to negotiate the lowest possible price for you and your family
5) Helping you with finanacial planning so that your resources can be used wisely to cover the costs involved
6) Ensuring that the facility you choose is able to handle any special needs that you may have.
There are placement agencies that will be pleased to help you sort through the maze and make the best choice for your loved one. This is their field of expertise and they are happy to share the knowledge they've gathered with you. A few of our favorites are A Place For Mom, Elderlink, and Assisted Living. In Southern California and Southern Arizona, one of our favorites is Assisted Living Placements. Most referral agencies (sometimes called placement agencies) will provide their services free of charge.