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.
Assisted Living Facilities in Cincinnati
Amber Park 3801 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Sterling House of Fairfield & Springdale Fairfield Location 2357 Mack Road, Fairfield, OH 45014 Springdale Location 11320 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246