What is Assisted Living and Is It Right for Me?
For people who can get around independently but still require assistance in some of their activities of daily living (ADLs), assisted living may be an excellent choice for seniors.
Facilities that offer assisted living can help in a variety of important ways.
Doing housework and laundry
Housework and laundry are hard work. As we age, they become even more difficult. Assisted living will assume these responsibilities for you.
Do you find it more and more difficult to make meals on your own at home? Do you sometimes forget altogether? Assisted living can prepare your meals for you.
Assisted living facilities can provide transportation services if you no longer drive.
As we age, we may become more forgetful. If you are missing appointments or having a hard time remembering where you placed certain items, assisted living will help keep you on track and on time.
Have you fallen at home? It’s scary and can cause serious problems. Assisted living facilities offer grab bars to help prevent falling. They also provide emergency call systems so if you do fall, you can get help right away.
Dealing with depression or loneliness
You may face issues of depression and loneliness, often because of the loss of a spouse. Assisted living communities give you the chance to live with and meet new people and develop friendships. They also provide organized social and community events.
Every assisted living facility is different, and all offer different levels of assistance. If you are interested in assisted living for yourself or a loved one, please contact the Los Angeles Jewish Home. We provide a full range of assisted living services to enhance the quality of life for seniors.