Did you know that the purpose of an assisted living facility is to provide adults with the assistance they need with activities of daily living? What are activities of daily living? They are, to name a few, bathing, dressing, and medication management. However, the assisted living facility also allows the adults to maintain as much independence as possible. Assisted living facilities also provide social and recreational activities, housekeeping, and meals. They are designed for seniors or people with disabilities who may not need the level of care provided in a nursing home but still require some assistance with daily tasks.
We would like to share the following factors to consider when determining if it is time to move into assisted living, including:
- Accomplishing your daily activities is almost impossible. If you are having difficulty with basic tasks such as bathing, dressing, and cooking, it may be time to consider assisted living.
- You are often afraid you will be alone if you need help. If you are at risk of falling or have other safety concerns, assisted living can provide a safer environment.
- You are lonely. An assisted living facility can provide opportunities for socialization and activities, which will be beneficial for you so that you are no longer isolated at home.
- You know that your health is not good. If you have chronic health conditions that require frequent monitoring or assistance with medication, assisted living may be a good option.
As you consider moving into an assisted living facility we highly recommend that you meet with a Florida elder law attorney. He can help you with long-term care planning to help you look at your finances and paying the costs of an assisted living facility.
We know this article may raise more questions than it answers. We know you may have questions about this, and many other, issues. At the Perlin Estate Planning & Probate our credentials enable us to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to our legal services. By building relationships with our clients, we are also able to understand each client’s needs and desires, and we support such goals through thoughtful, comprehensive planning techniques. We encourage you to contact us and schedule a meeting.