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.