When seniors do not have any close relatives close by to assist or take care of them, one of the best available alternatives is to be part of an assisted living care facility. This is how the greatest level of independence can be achieved while seniors are properly taken care of and their relatives can also be confident that they are safe and healthy.
Assisted living care is offered by many retirement communities and their services can be personalized depending on the needs of the patient. In some cases, there may be required help and assistance for medical healthcare, while in other cases for dressing and cooking.
In the case of assisted living communities, each patient lives in his/her own studio, and there can be accommodated between 40 and up to 120 residents. Each studio has its own bathroom and meals are prepared in a restaurant style where interaction between residents is possible and encouraged. These are the basic services offered.
Next, depending on the type of facility, there are also extra services which allow the residents to enjoy a healthy and normal life style. Here we should mention the areas such as: library, theatre, bistro, fitness room or activities room. Using these areas, residents of assisted living communities can interact and perform the activities they most prefer. During regular business hours, the exterior doors are open but visitors are sometimes asked to check in for security purposes.