8 Little-Known Facts About Assisted Living

What is assisted living?

Assisted living communities provide some types of long-term care for seniors, but they don’t offer full-time, skilled care. Generally, assisted living includes more care services than independent living but less than nursing homes or memory care facilities.

Assisted living is designed for seniors who require some help with some activities of daily living (ADLs) but want to be active and social.

Are there assisted living requirements?

Assisted living communities often have health standards for admitting new residents. For example, they may have to be able to eat independently or move from a wheelchair to a bed on their own.