Assisted living is a term that describes a facility like a apartment complex that has caregivers on staff and will assist when help is needed. This type of senior care fits in between a retirement community and a nursing home. So assisted living is basically for elders that need more care than a retirement center offers, but also more independence than a nursing home.
This may be a great option, but there are some disadvantages. The nationally recognized authors of senior care books, Paul & Lori Hogan reported the disadvantages of assisted living facilities which we listed below:
- There is a possibility that your elder may become depressed when they move to a facility that shows signs of independence loss.
- Affiliated pharmacies at the facility usually charge seniors more for medicine.
- On average a senior lives in a assisted living facility for only 2 years for various reasons.
Of course, there are other options such as our home care service which is offered to most neighborhoods of the Cincinnati & tri-state area. This is a relatively new elder care service which has been becoming more popular every year, because it allows seniors to live in the comfort of their home and still have a feel of independence. Please contact us for more information or see the list of some assisted living facilities that are located around town.
Assisted Living Facilities in Cincinnati
3801 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
2357 Mack Road, Fairfield, OH 45014
11320 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246