Assisted Living Services
Often offered (dependent on the community):
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Basic health monitoring
- Medication management
- Emergency call systems
- Meals and snacks, accommodating special diets
- Daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly housekeeping
- Linen service or personal laundry service
- Transportation to medical appointments and shopping
- Fitness and wellness programs
- Recreational, social or educational activities
Typically, unless there is a skilled nursing component to the community, medical care will not be provided in assisted living.
Additional fees possible:
Some assisted living communities have all-inclusive pricing for room and board and services. Others offer a la carte services or have tiered services with different levels of care. Some services or higher levels of care, depending on what a resident needs, will carry an additional cost above the base fee.
Some communities will allow outside services if the resident needs additional care and the community does not provide the services. These third-party services may include physical therapy, hospice care, podiatry or dentistry.
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