What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is an ideal housing option for aging adults. These communities offer residents a safe and supportive living environment in a homelike setting, where they can live with as much independence or personalized care and assistance as they choose. Assisted living communities offer residents assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as medication management, dressing, grooming, showering, toileting, and much more. While these communities typically do not provide care for those with medically complex needs, there may be circumstances where it is possible to allow individuals to age in place with the support and partnership of some external services. These services might include home care, chronic care management, palliative care, or hospice. Each situation is dependent on the state’s health department guidelines and service criteria being met.