Aging brings with it a lot of health related problems. Our energy level goes down and our medical bills shoot up. We lose control over even the littlest things in life. Every question then, begins with a 'what if?' For every such question, there is only one right answer – Assisted Living Facilities.
We might be surrounded by people all the time. But what are the odds of having someone at our every beck and call. People get busy and life goes on, while the aged grow weak and lose their capacity to function on their own. It happens to every one of us. We call it life, yet we fail to deal with it; simply because we chose to fear, than to embrace change. Losing the ability to function on your own is a part of aging. Having no one around to take care of you is another.
Then again, aging need not mean living alone.
Assisted living facilities are residential care or retirement facilities where people who prefer living independently can do so. It is a mode of providing home-like comfort and freedom to residents along with proper care and security. It is a facility unlike a nursing home – where people who are feeble need constant monitoring and medication. Assisted facilities do come with nursing or medical care which could be required by certain residents in case of chronic illnesses.
The facilities collect details of individuals who seek admission as residents with them. These details help the staff to provide personalized attention to the residents. All of their requirements are taken care of, monitored, and updated as and when there is a change required as per their medical condition. All these services are covered under their various plans. The staff provides help in various ways, some of which are – bathing, feeding, dressing, cleaning services, cooking meals etc. to the residents. The costs of these services are covered under the contract entered upon at the time of registration.
Above all, the Assisted Living Facility provides the residents with safety and security along with a sense of community by bringing people together and keeping them actively involved in various social activities conducted by the staff.