What is assisted living and how is it different from other types of long-term care?
Assisted living is a type of long-term care that provides individuals with help with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, and medication management, while also offering social and recreational activities. It is different from nursing homes, which provide more intensive medical care, and independent living communities, which are designed for seniors who are able to live independently but may want access to additional services.
How do I pay for assisted living?
The cost of assisted living can vary depending on the location, amenities, and level of care provided. Many people pay for assisted living using a combination of personal savings, long-term care insurance, and government programs such as Medicaid. Some assisted living communities also offer financial assistance for low-income individuals.