Do you have a loved one in your family who is not currently able to live independently? Perhaps he or she requires attention at all times due to a certain disability, terminal illness, or just the aging process itself.
If so, assisted living homes, or nursing care homes, may be worth considering. For example, approximately 42% of people who live at assisted living facilities are dealing with dementia of one kind or another.
Statistically speaking, these assisted living homes in America are typically 86% full. During the year 2000, about four and a half percent of American senior citizens had this kind of living situation.
Before choosing the assisted living services, you’ll probably want to visit the facilities–with your family member if possible–in order to determine if it is the right arrangement. Talking to staff is an absolute must. What is life like there? Even though it is assisted living, do residents enjoy a certain amount of independence? Do the residents themselves enjoy life there? Talking to them personally is also preferable when possible.
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