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Alzheimer's - Assisted Living

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Tips for Choosing a Facility and Making the Transition

If your loved one is having more difficulty with activities of daily living such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands; continuing to live independently at home may not be an option. They can get the caregiver support they need without maintaining their own home by moving to an assisted living community. Making the decision to leave their home can be difficult for seniors, but the transition can be made easier by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about your loved ones personal care needs and safety concerns.

At Abby Senior Care our Transitions Care Manager will collect information from your loved one and the family and recommend an assisted living environment to meet their specific needs. This service is free.

Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who need help with things like cooking meals, keeping house, safely taking a shower or bath and traveling to appointments. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you don't need the round-the-clock medical care and nursing supervision.

In the U.S., each state has its own specific licensing requirements for assisted living, so you'll want to check to see what services can be provided. Be aware that an assisted living facility may not provide assistance with all ADLs (activities of daily living) and will require a resident to move by giving 30 days notice if their behavior or required care plan does not fit with the capability of the facility. The reasons residents are most often required to leave are wandering, inability to feed themselves, requiring skilled nursing services, being rude or "bullying" other residents.

It is possible to delay having to move from an assisted living facility by supplementing the provided services with personalize home care services from Abby Senior Care. We help seniors with non-medical home care wherever their home may be.

Choosing the right assisted living facility for you

There is a huge variation among assisted living facilities. While this can make the process of choosing seem daunting, the plus side is that with the help of the Transition Care Manager at Abby Senior Care you have a good chance of finding a facility that is suited to your loved one's preferences.

In the United States, Medicare does not cover the costs of assisted living. In some cases Medicaid, may provide a limited benefit. Additionally, there are some board and care homes that will accept Supplemental Security income as payment. However, a limited amount of assisted living facilities accept these programs because of the low reimbursement rates they receive from the government. Special populations like veterans may have access to VA-approved board and care homes, or veterans' homes that can provide a continuum of care.

Call us today for a free in-home evaluation to determine the right choice for your family.