Assisted living communities offer residents support with daily activities, such as dressing, bathing or medication management, as well as enhancing independence, socialization and quality of life. These communities offer a variety of amenities, services and programs that create fulfilling, rewarding lifestyles. Residents pay a monthly fee that typically covers rent, meals and some basic amenities. Residents may also pay an additional monthly care charge based on the amount of support needed.
Who Can Benefit from Assisted Living?
Assisted living is for those who need some level of support with normal everyday tasks to safely remain independent. It may be as simple as a daily reminder to take medications andmay be assistance with bathing or dressing. These individuals do not require 24-hour supervision; they just need more support than they have living alone in their own homes.
Assisted living offers them the best of both worlds: the privacy and independence of an apartment with convenient amenities, socialization with their peers and personal support as needed. With the many activities, programs and services often readily available and easily accessible at assisted living communities, residents often discover a renewed sense of purpose and confidence, becoming involved and social again.
Are All Assisted Living Communities the Same?
No. there is a wide range of differences in size, quality of care, amenities, services available and price. In addition, some communities, such as JHLC’s Berman Commons offer a secure “memory care” neighborhood for those with advance cognitive impairments such as Alzheimers.
Who pays for Assisted Living?
Residents and families must pay out of pocket. Long term care insurance typically covers assisted living services. Veterans may qualify for assistance through the VA Aid & Attendance program. Medicare does not pay for assisted living.