For many people, there comes a time, due to age or illness, when independent living becomes too challenging or risky. The physical work of keeping up a house and yard may become too difficult. Keeping up with bills and medications could pose a problem for someone whose short term memory is deteriorating. Living alone becomes dangerous for someone who is frail and likely to fall. When it is time to consider a housing change for yourself or your loved one, assisted living communities in Waldorf MD can be a good option.
You may have a picture in your mind of a nursing home or hospital-life facility but assisted living is quite different from long-term nursing care. An assisted living community is more likely to resemble an apartment complex or community of detached houses. Some communities offer several types of residences, from cottages to apartments to communal housing. Regardless of the layout of the community, all assisted living residences offer a range of services to support their residents in safe and independent living. Many communities offer increasing levels of support as a resident’s needs change, allowing him or her to age in place.
The following are some of the services that are typically offered in assisted living though not all residents will need all of them:
* meals and snacks
* social activities
* personal care
* regular visits from a nurse
* medication management
* 24/7 staff on duty
Many people who are looking into the possibility of assisted living for the first time are concerned about the cost. The average cost of assisted living in the US ranges from a little over $2000 to around $6000 depending on the state. In general, one fee covers all costs, including rent, utilities, maintenance, and food along with the personal care a resident receives. Although Medicare does not cover assisted living, most communities do accept long-term care insurance, and a few states offer assisted living waivers for people with a low income.
Many people find that an assisted living community can improve their quality of life. Staying at home may mean remaining isolated while an assisted living community offers a more socially stimulating environment. Contact Taylor Farm Assisted Living for more information about assisted living communities in Waldorf MD.