Assisted Living Facilities are for those who need help with their personal care. It is unlikely you would move into one for the sole purpose of dying there. These are most appropriate for people, usually elders, who are fairly independent and make their own decisions about their activities. However, they may need some help with activities like bathing, dressing, preparing food, taking medications, and/or require closer observation.
Aside from monitoring some vital signs, such as weight and temperature, and giving you your medications, they are not involved in your medical care. They will be able to respond in the event that you need care, including:
Since assisted living facilities provide much less care, they are generally more affordable.
When choosing an assisted living facility, it is most important to consider your level of comfort. Other considerations include the facility, staff, meals, and services.
Click on the download PDF button below for a checklist outlining things you need to consider when choosing an assisted-care facility.