Is Assisted Living or a Continuum of Care Right for Your Loved One?

“Assisted living facilities focus inward; outside the walls of the facility is less of a concern. This leaves out an important component: coordination with outside physicians and community services.” #assistedliving #caregivers #caregiving

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Assisted living—typically includes housing, medical care and meals for older adults—is expensive, starting at about $36,000 a year and going up in cost from there. While there is a variety of options, ranging from facilities with memory care wings focused on dementia care to those with income requirements to others that are high end and upscale, none focus on the participant’s continuum of care, an integrated system of providing care over time.

Families often believe assisted living will be a single source for all health services. However the essential services provided by assisted living facilities is very basic. Staff ensures participants eat well and take medication. Assisted living facilities focus inward; outside the walls of the facility is less of a concern.

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This leaves out an important component: coordination with outside physicians and community services. Organizing these services ensures the participant’s needs are met throughout the continuum…

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