Assisted Living Directory
Assisted living is a housing arrangement where people can live independently but can find help with tasks and have some services provided for them. These services may include meals, medication administration, personal care, housekeeping, medical services, recreational activities, and more. Be sure to do your research before choosing a facility. Check to see that they are licensed and can handle emergencies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how assisted living works, how to choose a facility, and much more.
What Caregivers Need to Know About Assisted Living
If you're a caregiver helping a loved one find an assisted living facility, here are some things you should know before starting your search.
Choosing a Health Care Facility for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease
Learn about various long-term care options, including assisted living facilities and hospice care, for someone with Alzheimer's disease.
Assisted Living for Parkinson's Disease
WebMD explains what you need to ask when considering assisted living for a person with Parkinson's disease.
Assisted Living for People with Multiple Sclerosis
If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be considering an assisted living community. WebMD explains this type of housing option, including questions to ask when you are looking.
Understanding Long-Term Care
When most people think of long-term care for the elderly, they think of nursing homes. But it can involve much more than that. It also means home health care and personal care, and help with chores, all of which can be necessary for older people living at home.
Shopping for Assisted Living
If someone you love is unable to live independently but doesn't require full-time care, your best bet may be assisted living. But how to choose the best facility to meet your needs? You'll have to shop around -- carefully. Read on to learn what to look for.
Reaching Out to Nursing Home Residents
Keep in contact with your loved one in a nursing home far away.