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The Services Offered by an Assisted Living Facility

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Assisted living facilities have opened up in every state and are running smoothly, due to one particular reason: They attract residents and offer great services. Assisted living facilities help people live a contented life in the latter stages of their life. But make sure you do not confuse assisted living center with a nursing home because a nursing home is more medically extensive while assisted living facilities only provide a basic medication routine. What makes an assisted living facility better than individual living is the range of services offered.

Although the services offered by assisted living centers will differ from place to place, but generally the services that are offered by them are as under:

Help in daily life:

The personal care staff assists residents with all personal needs like eating, changing clothes, bathing and even walking. Some other services are as under

  • Lodging facilities are given to all residents
  • Food service. Preparation of meals for the residents
  • Cleaning staff manages all the cleaning chores
  • Transportation facilities are available
  • Recreational activities are carried out
  • Socialization with other members is improved by various social activities
  • Exercises are maintained with the guide of an instructor
  • Security is provided
  • Spiritual programs are held
  • Supervision is maintained for all activities

Individual treatment:

  • Work-out programs are provided for enhancing muscle movement, function and coordination  
  • Nurses give you training for movement and mobility, positioning and posture
  • Pain management is also provided to residents

Specific case management:

You will not have to extensively care about the daily health changes in your body because assisted living facilities also provide specific and personalized personnel management plans. For example,

  • Special attention is given if you have any infections
  • Weight changes are tracked
  • Any medication changes needed, are provided
  • Doctor visits are maintained
  • If there are some specific behavioral changes they are also noted and dealt with accordingly
  • Daily living activities are regulated
  • Chances for enhanced social engagements
  • Healthcare devices are kept which notify the staff about any emergency medical requirement

By observing all the offered services, one can easily reach to the conclusion that living at assisted care facility has various advantages on living an individual life. Thus, if you are thinking whether you should move to an assisted living facility or not, it will certainly be a good idea to do so!

If you are looking to move into assisted living, check out The Montecito in Santa Fe, NM, to get all such services mentioned as above. You will find detailed information about assisted living facilities as well.

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