As time passes by, we cherish all the memories and experiences we have faced as we grow old. While we age, we face many difficulties and begin to even take on health complications whether it be physical or mentally. Your memory might not function as well as it did in your twenties, and you’re not able to move around as quickly as you used to. In some cases, elderly rely on their children or close relatives to provide support and allow them to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a comfortable living arrangement. Some seniors have the option of living into a retirement community where they live amongst other seniors in an apartment style building where they are cared for by a licensed staff member to feed, bathe, and watch over the senior. The more high functioning seniors who do not need as much assistance often will move into an independent facility that can range from townhouses, to homes in a community along with other independent senior residents where they have little to no assistance.
Just recently, assisted living facilities have become more popular and sought out all across the United States. An assisted living facility allows for a senior to live in a comfortable apartment style room with a living room, bedroom, and well as bathroom and kitchenette with complete privacy and on call help if needed. These seniors will be fed three meals a day by servers in a restaurant styled dinning room and can opt to have laundry assistance as well as medication distribution by trained medical technicians. Another service these ALF offer are on site activities as well as trips to malls, restaurants and attractions. Physically, these facilities provide on-site physical therapy as well as registered nurses and doctors that will be convenient to any resident. Mentally, assisted living offers enriching classes and activities that allows a resident to keep their mind stimulated through out the day. Many families have placed love ones in these assisted living facilities due to the higher level of care that these communities offer to their residents. Assisted living allows a senior to maintain their independence while providing personalized care to each individual.