Evaluating Options for Assisted Living

Assisted_livingWhat is assisted living? The term describes options to foster independent living for persons who need help with some facet of daily living—such as bathing, medication, or cooking—yet do not need 24 hour nursing care.

Evaluating options for assisted living starts with determining what kind of help is needed. The following resources provide several checklists to use for the decision making process including deciding on a facility.

Finding and Choosing an Assisted Living Facility is from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It provides information about the types of facilities available, where they are located and guides on choosing a facility.

Assisted Living Checklist from Aging Parents and Elder Care includes a worksheet for Finding the Funds for Assisted Living and Choosing a Facility.

Care Conversations is an initiative from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The site has information about care options, choosing care, planning and preparing, and other resources.

Assisted Living from MedlinePlus has articles that provides information about assisted living, paying for assisted living, related issues, directories to help you find services, and more.

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