What is Assisted Living?

September 11, 2015

Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who want or need help with some of the activities of daily;things like preparing meals, remembering to take medications, and traveling to appointments. An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you need more personal care services than you can get at home or an independent living retirement community, but you don't need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home.

Assisted living facilities offer the safety and security of 24-hour support and access to care. Day or night, help is only a phone call away. However, privacy and independence are encouraged. A good facility will develop a personalized plan that meets your needs and accommodates your disabilities while giving you the freedom to do what you can for yourself. Most facilities have a group dining area and common areas for social and recreational activities. Many have facilities for exercise and rehabilitation after surgery.

Services at a typical assisted living facility: Three meals a day served in a common dining room; Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing; Housekeeping services; Transportation; Access to health and medical services; Round the clock security; Medication Management; Social and recreational activities; Exercise and wellness programs.

Abernethy Laurels assisted living cares for residents who need extra help with activities such as bathing, medication, meals, dressing and other support services. Abernethy Laurels assisted living allows residents who need more support the convenience and luxury of such services in a private apartment with their own furnishings. This offers a blend of support and medical assistance to help residents maintain their personal freedom.

For more information on Assisted Living at Abernethy Laurel, call Lisa Union at 465-8532.