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Assisted Living

An assisted living community provides supervision or assistance with activities of daily living - bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating and transferring in and out of beds and chairs; coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help ensure their health, safety, and well-being.  Assistance may include: the administration or supervision of medication; personal care services provided by trained staff; and basic services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. Assisted living falls somewhere between an independent living community and a skilled nursing environment in terms of the level of care provided.


Typical Services Offered in Assisted Living Communities:


Assisted living communities provide more personal care services than an independent living retirement community. They offer a less-expensive, residential approach to delivering many of the same services available in skilled nursing, either by employing personal care staff or contracting with home health agencies and other outside professionals. 


Amenities in Assisted Living typically include:

  • Three meals a day served in a common dining area

  • Housekeeping services

  • Transportation

  • 24-hour security

  • Exercise and wellness programs

  • Personal laundry services

  • Social and recreational activities



Personal care in Assisted Living typically includes:

  • Staff available to respond to both scheduled and unscheduled needs

  • Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking

  • Access to health and medical services, such as physical therapy and hospice

  • Emergency call systems for each resident’s apartment

  • Medication management

  • Care for residents with cognitive impairments


What is the Cost of Assisted Living?


Assisted living costs vary with the residence, apartment size, and types of services needed. The basic rate may cover all services or there may be additional charges for special services. Most assisted living communities charge on a month-to-month lease arrangement, but a few require long-term arrangements. Assisted living is often less expensive than home health or nursing home care in the same geographic area.


The median rate for a monthly rental in an assisted living community is $4,500 per month.  The rental rate includes the base rent and service fees charged by the assisted living community.

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