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What is assisted living?

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Assisted living is a type of housing for people who need help with some medical and personal care but can still handle some parts of daily living on their own.

Most facilities are designed to feel like home.

Assisted living services vary from place to place, but they usually include:

  • One to three meals a day
  • Medication reminders
  • Help with dressing, bathing, and other personal care
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Some medical services
  • Social and recreational activities

SOURCES: 

AARP.

Alzheimer’s Association: “Residential Care.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

SOURCES: 

AARP.

Alzheimer’s Association: “Residential Care.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

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