A calming change of scenery is never far away in assisted living, with different rooms and imaginative places to elevate residents’ spirits through pampering, leisure, and relaxation. It is a positive indication that a community has extensive programming that your loved one may look forward to when you notice designated spaces for a range of activities.
A range of on-site amenities may be available depending on the neighborhood:
– Private Bedrooms in a beautifully furnished residential home
– Well-planned balanced meals
– Promotes independence
– Coordinated onsite visits by nurses and other medical professionals as needed
– Planned activities to encourage individual and group participation like: movies music games, cookouts, outings and shopping
– Cable provided in all rooms
– Seven day, 24 hour supervision by a live-in caregiver designed to maximize the continuity of care
– Structured to meet the need of all age groups
– Costs less than a private room in a nursing home
Understanding Residential Assisted Living Types (A & B)
Type A Facility – Provides care for residents who are able to follow instructions in an emergency and do not require regular attendance during sleeping hours.
Residents of Type B facilities, who need staff aid to evacuate, are incapable of following instructions in an emergency, and are required to be present at night, are housed there.
Sizes and amenities
Residents in assisted Residential living facilities typically reside in their own private or semi-private apartments, which comprise a bedroom, a kitchen area, and a bathroom.
Bedrooms can be fully or partially furnished. Private studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments with a private bedroom, one-bedroom apartments with a common bedroom, and dormitory-style sleeping quarters are all available.
Assistance with everyday tasks is one feature of assisted living.
-ADL’s (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, etc)
-Plans for central dining that serve three meals per day
-Actions aimed at educating
-Emergency communication systems in public and private spaces
-Administration of medication and healthcare services
-Housekeeping and upkeep
-Recreational activities that are arranged
-Services for personal laundry
-Religious practices and social services
-Arrangements for transportation
Recap: Residential Assisted living
RAL is a style of housing created for adults who require varying degrees of personal and medical care. Individual rooms, apartments, suites, or communal apartments can all be used as living areas.
The facilities typically offer an atmosphere that feels like home and are physically constructed to encourage the resident’s independence. Contact us for more information.