Assisted Living Facilities in DeSoto County, MS
Our goal is to assist you in finding the best available independent and assisted living facilities in DeSoto County. Just Click on the city below to see the list of assisted living facilities in DeSoto County MS.
Senior Living Facilities can be the best solution for many seniors who value their independence, yet need some assistance with daily needs. If they want to live an active and fulfilling life, senior assisted living may be the right choice. If you know a senior in Mississippi that could benefit from assisted living, there are many to choose from, offering varying degrees of independence.
See a list of the Cost of Assisted Living in Mississippi - 2011
The state of Mississippi defines an assisted living facility as a Personal Care Home Assisted Living facility that provides personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, emergency response services and supplemental health services. The main source of assistance is with meals, housingr, laundry and activities such as grooming, bathing, and dressing.
Mississippi assisted living facilities can monitor the self-administration of medication, but only licensed personnel may administer medication.
Although most residents are private pay, there are a limited number of slots available from the Medicaid home and community-based services waiver for those residents who are eligible.
In an assisted living facility that houses residents with Alzheimerâ€™st, two direct care staff must be present at all times, and there are specific design features required for such units. In addition, eight hours of social service consultation must be provided to the resident and/or the residentâ€™s family members per month.
Assisted Living facilities in Mississippi operate under the guidlines of the Mississippi Department of Health, Bureau of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification. They can be reached at (601) 364-1110.
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.