ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES
Assisted living communities are extremely different from nursing homes
or other forms of long-term care. Here seniors live in a home-like environment.
They receive minimal to total assistance with activities of daily living
(bathing, dressing, ambulating, eating, toileting, and medication administration)
according to their individual needs.
Many Assisted Living residents are still able to accomplish most tasks
independently with minimum efficiency. However, they may need extra support
with their activities from day to day, such as remembering to take medication,
(laundry, preparing meals, going to Doctor appoinments, etc.) which these
communities are able to provide.
In the assisted living community, dignity of aging is valued to the utmost.
What are the alternatives to Assisted Living?
During the last decade the number of seniors living alone has been on
the rise in the United States. For these seniors, independent living
facilities are often lonely, isolated, and can be difficult arranging
transportation to the grocery store or Doctors appointments. The most
common problem for seniors living alone is taking their medications
appropriately and consistently. You may want to explore Aspen's In-Home Care at www.aspenelderlycare.com
This environment should be reserved for seniors who need more intense
medical care.(ventilator, intravenous therapy,etc.) Also, very costly,
nursing homes can be harsh on retirement funds and often lead to early
dependence on medicare and/or medicaid.
Aspen Hill Assisted Living
We believe Aspen Hill to be a much better option than the other alternatives.
You will see and feel the difference that is offered by our community.
Please take the time to view
more information about your new Assisted Living Home.