Assisted Living Guide
What is Senior Assisted Living?
Your solution to personalized assisted care.
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who require support with daily activities such as bathing, getting dressed, cooking, doing laundry, using the bathroom, medication management, and other challenges. This housing option is ideal for those who require more personal care services than they can get at home or in an independent senior living community but do not need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home.
Senior assisted living communities are a relatively new concept and are, in fact, the fastest growing long-term care option. In senior assisted living placement, residents have the best of both worlds: they maintain their independence with the assurance that care is available if or when it’s needed.
Senior Assisted Living Services
Each facility offers different accommodations that are designed to meet every preference and budget. Some of the more typical senior housing options include individual rooms, shared quarters, and private apartments. A personalized service plan is developed for each resident when they move in and can be changed at any time.
With thousands of options to choose from, selecting the right senior assisted living community for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. That’s where we come in! Our Senior Living Advisors have extensive knowledge of their local communities and are pleased to offer a helping hand in guiding you through the different services they offer. We’ll provide you with the customized, one-on-one guidance you need when deciding on senior assisted living services.
FAQs for Senior Assisted Living
While senior assisted living does provide health care services, it also provides housing and personal care services to residents.
Services Provided in Assisted Living
Safety and Security
One of the most valuable things that senior assisted living facilities can offer to residents is the safety and security of 24-hour support and access to care if needed. This gives residents the ability to be as independent as possible, without the fear of injury or debilitating illness that could be fatal when living alone.
Assistance in Daily Activities
Senior assisted living facilities “assist” residents in the activities of daily living. Some of these activities include bathing, getting dressed, cooking, doing laundry, using the bathroom, medication management, and other challenges. Accommodations are tailored to meet each resident’s individual needs.
Meal plans are a standard amenity among senior assisted living facilities. The particulars differ from facility to facility; some serve sit-down meals in formal dining rooms, others are cafeteria-style, and some may offer room delivery. The cost of three daily meals, plus snacks, is typically included in a facility’s monthly cost, though this can vary.
Housekeeping and Maintenance
It is typical for senior assisted living facilities to have staff who take care of cleaning and maintaining common areas and outside grounds, and who can also handle maintenance requests. Laundry services are often provided, and some facilities may also offer housekeeping services for residents’ apartments, which may or may not cost an additional fee.
Social Activities and Amenities
Most senior assisted living facilities provide common living areas such as small libraries, café areas, and gaming rooms for casual social activity. They also offer in-house amenities like fitness centers and structured social activities such as guest speakers, gardening clubs, book discussion groups, and movie viewings.
find the right assisted living facility for your loved one
Our proven process will help you find the right senior living facility for your loved one. Our helpline is available 7 days a week at no cost to you and with no obligation for your loved one to enter a facility.
Here's How it Works
Free Assessment from a Senior Living Advisor
During your initial call, a Senior Placement Advisor will conduct a brief assessment to get to know you, your loved one, your situation, and needs. This information will help us determine what care level and communities may be an option.
We’ll listen to your concerns and provide real advice tailored to your loved one’s unique circumstances. Our goal is to ensure you find the community that makes them feel most at home.
Review Senior Housing Care Solutions
Once we fully understand your needs and wants, we’ll present you with a shortlist of possible solutions. This list will contain the appropriate information you need to make an educated decision about these next steps. We only recommend properly licensed facilities that have passed our strict review.
Tour Senior Housing Care Communities
Once you’ve reviewed the list and have selected some potential options, we’ll personally escort you on a tour of selected communities.
From there, we’ll guide you through the entire process of transitioning your loved one into a community—including helping with paperwork, gathering all the relevant information, and the logistics of moving your loved one from their home to the community. We are here to hold your hand every step of the way.
Decide On The Best Senior Housing Fit
After on-site visits to the senior facilities, we’ll be there to answer any follow-up questions that might come up. Once you are ready to make your decision, we’ll facilitate the move-in process with the community of your choice. And again, our service is completely free, there is no charge to work with a Senior Living Advisor.
Explore Assisted Living Options
At Senior Placement Group, we offer certified guidance every step of the way. We take the time to understand your situation, listening to your needs and preferences to ensure we find the best care solution for your loved one.
At Senior Placement Care, our Senior Living Advisors provide step-by-step guidance to find the best fit for your loved one’s unique situation. We are there for you and your family during the entire process and offer support and advice during the community selection phase to ensure the transition is seamless. Our services are always offered free of charge and are accessible to anyone in need of placement advice or assistance.