The average assisted living resident is an 87 year old female widow who requires assistance with two or more activities of daily living. The average resident stays in assisted living for 28 months and has an average annual income of $27,260.
The population living in assisted living communities is:
QUESTIONS to Ask
Certain situations and signs may indicate it might be time to consider alternative living arrangements. Generally speaking, families and seniors begin to consider alternatives when it becomes difficult for the elderly family member to carry on important activities of daily living without significant support and assistance from others.
Whether your needs are immediate or long-term, planning for senior living can seem daunting. Making the Right Choice Involves asking the right questions. Learn more about what to ask when considering senior living.
AMENITIES and Services
Typical Assisted Living Services include access to health care and medical services customized to specific needs, 24-hour emergency call systems for each resident, three meals a day served in dining area, housekeeping, and laundry services, assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking as needed, and shuttle buses, exercise and wellness programs... Learn more.
COST of Assisted Living
If you haven't planned for senior living care, you aren't alone. Few people do - either because they don't think they'll need it or because they want to save their assets for their children and believe that government subsidies will cover any care they need. This doesn't mean they can't afford suitable care; it just means the choices may be more limited. Fortunately, just like the variety in settings, styles, and amenities, senior living residences are available at a variety of price points. If you think you can't afford it, you may be surprised. Learn more.
2013 Hero Awards
Heroes are found in senior living communities across the country. They are the executive directors, staff members, nurses, frontline caregivers, and volunteers who do more, give more, and personify the spirit of excellence in senior living care. Everyone knows at least one hero — someone in senior living who has shown extraordinary courage and leadership — someone who has risen above his or her daily duties to improve the quality of life for residents.
Nominations for the ALFA 2013 Hero Awards, the organization’s annual recognition of the hundreds of thousands of dedicated professionals who compassionately serve seniors residing in senior living communities, is now open. Nominate a Hero. *Nominations for this competitions will close on January 11, 2013.