With more people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, there has been a growing need for assisted living facilities that will provide proper care for patients suffering from such a debilitating condition.
Also known as residential care, congregate house, or domiciliary care, an assisted living facility is essentially a place where patients suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia can live as independently as possible but with easy access to support in their day-to-day needs.
Here are some of the things that you can expect from these assisted living facilities:
All Residents have Rights
The primary goal of an assisted living facility is to allow a patient to live an independent life despite his condition by providing an environment that promotes his dignity, autonomy, privacy, and safety among other things.
All residents of assisted living facilities have the right to:
- Be treated with utmost dignity and respect
- Freedom to interact with other residents in the facility and individuals outside the facility
- Practice his or her religion or faith
- Privacy at all times
- Proper treatment plans including access to all medical and health-related services
- Enjoy personal possessions during his stay in the facility
- Be protected from neglect or abuse
- Independent control of decisions and personal finances
Most assisted living facilities also allow the consumption of alcohol and tobacco as long as it’s done in moderation. Patients can also accept visitors at any time of the day and decide if they should allow guests to stay overnight as long as they follow the rules of the facility. Most of these facilities also allow patients to keep small pets or interact with the pets of others.
Some of the Services offered by Assisted Living Facilities Include:
- Assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, eating, dressing up, and going to the toilet.
- The provision of three complete meals every day
- Emergency call systems in both private residences and common areas to alert the staff in case something happens
- Educational and exercise activities that help promote total wellbeing
- Proper administration of medication with the help of qualified healthcare personnel
- Regular housekeeping and maintenance
- Social and recreational activities to keep residents happy
- 24-hour security services to protect the welfare of the patient
- Wellness programs that focus on the different aspects of wellbeing
- Transportation arrangements for when a patient needs to go to the grocery or pharmacy
When it comes to payments, the average monthly cost of living in an assisted living facility is about $2,000, but that number can range between $500 and $3,500 depending on the facility’s location, size, availability, and services.
Most residents who live in assisted living facilities are paying for these costs without assistance. This is why it’s very important to learn if assisted living is covered by your insurance and if not, where you can get public assistance to help shoulder these costs.
There are many assisted living facilities out there that can provide you or a loved one with the best dementia or memory care possible. You just have to look at what facility can cater to all your needs best.
Fallbrook Assisted Living is proud to offer its services to Fremont, NE, and surrounding areas and cities: Arlington, Cedar Bluffs, Ames Nickerson, Fontanelle, Arlington, Leshara, Colon, and Hooper