What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living communities offer a home-like, residential atmosphere that balances independence and levels of care. Assisted Living communities range in size from large buildings/complexes where residents live in apartments, ranging from studio to 2-3 bedrooms in size, with full or partial kitchens, to small residential care homes where a few residents share a common living room and dining area. Assisted living is an appropriate setting for seniors who need or want assistance with various daily activities ranging from cooking, housekeeping and laundry to getting dressed, or using the bathroom in the middle of the night, or for someone who simply would like the peace of mind of having assistance nearby if it’s needed.
What to look for in Assisted Living Communities
All assisted living communities are licensed by the state, and their license determines the level of care the community can provide. Assisted living communities offer a wide variety of amenities which differ with every community. Amenities may include a library, pool, pool table, theater, chapel, fitness room, happy hour, and the list goes on. Depending on the state, some, not all, Assisted Living Communities are contracted with state Medicaid services for seniors who qualify both financially and with care needs.
Typically, assisted living communities offer the following amenities for residents:
How Oasis Senior Advisors can help
With thousands of options to choose from, selecting the right assisted living community for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming. At Oasis Senior Advisors®, we know state licensing requirements, and we have extensive knowledge of local communities – what amenities they offer, price ranges, and care levels. We know which communities offer Medicaid or a transition to Medicaid after a period of stay. We work with you to understand your needs and preferences, and provide you with personalized recommendations that meet those needs. We are with you every step of the way, setting up tours, and touring communities with you to ensure your questions get answered.