Assisted living facilities are important because they provide necessary support and supervision to individuals—elderly or otherwise—who are unable to live safely on their own, and who may not be able to receive adequate care from their families or loved ones.
On their own, these individuals may be at greater risk of injury, ill-health, or difficulty in caring for themselves. Assisted living facilities provide their residents with a safe space to both live and socialize, while receiving the support that they need in order to feel both independent and well cared-for.
The personal care support that assisted living facilities provide includes assistance with daily tasks like getting dressed, bathing, or using the bathroom. But in addition to this, assisted living facilities also offer services like:
- Medication management
- Recreational and spiritual activities
- Exercise and wellness programs
- Laundry and linen service
- Housekeeping and maintenance
- Transportation arrangements