Assisted living goes by a variety of different names including assisted care, assistive care, residential care, supportive living, basic care, personal care, adult living facilities, and adult foster care. Whatever the name, the level of service in these communities is similar–providing seniors with their own space but offering assistance whenever possible.

Assisted-living communities are a good fit for seniors who need help with daily activities. Residences give seniors privacy and independence while also providing basic healthcare and assistance with personal care. These communities aim to provide an atmosphere both comfortable and engaging for their residents.

With assistance a phone call away, in addition to planned social and recreational events, seniors in assisted-living homes can get the support they need while maintaining a level of independence. Most communities have private or semi-private rooms and nearly all communities offer at least one common area.

Services at Assisted Living Facilities

Services in assisted-care communities typically include the following:

    • 24-hour assistance