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Assisted living facilities
Assisted living facilities come in many shapes and forms. It can include assisted home care, residential care, retirement communities or full nursing care. The uniting factor is that they are facilities, usually special homes, aimed at seniors who can no longer carry out the regular daily tasks that most of us take for granted such as going to the toilet, washing, bathing, getting dressed, cooking, and eating without assistance.
Maintaining independence and dignity
The idea of assisted living facilities is that the elderly person in question can continue to function as close to normal as possible and retain a sense of independence and belonging to a community. This in turn promotes a sense of freedom for the senior.
Assisted living for the elderly can offer a range of facilities. These can include continued medical supervision and assistance with medication, assistance with basic hygiene, housekeeping and the provision of nutritious, well-balance meals. In addition some care facilities also offer assistance in legal and financial matters if requested.
There is a trend these days for elderly people to live alone in their own homes as long as possible. Whilst this is admirable if the person concerned can cope and is in daily contact with other people, many old people feel isolated and alone in their own homes, unable to cope with day to day living. Moving to an assisted living facility can be a great alternative.
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