Maintain Your Independence with Assisted Living

Aging is a natural progression in every person’s life. For healthy seniors, you are likely still living at home and enjoying your independence. Losing that independence is a major fear for seniors across the country because it feels like you are losing control over the life you love. Studies show that 1 in 5 American seniors 85 or older will need or currently receive help with activities of daily living (ADLs). You and your loved ones may be wondering if you can receive help with everyday activities and still maintain your independence as much as possible. The answer is yes! 

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is for patients that do not require ongoing medical services, but can benefit from assistance with specific everyday activities in a safe residential setting. A health assessment can determine whether a senior can benefit from this type of service. Once a senior arrives to the residential community, they will receive an individualized service plan designed to meet their specific needs and provide personalized support services. Liberty’s devoted care team is available 24/7 to administer medications and provide assisted care. This allows seniors to maintain their independence in a safe, supportive residential community.

How Can Assisted Living Help Me?

You have likely heard of assisted living before. However, you and your loved ones may still be unsure of what this type of service can do for you. Studies show that the most common reason that leads seniors to choose assisted living is requiring help with activities of daily living. 

Most common ADL needs include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Toileting
  • Walking

Aside from receiving help with daily living, assisted living plays an even bigger role in seniors’ lives. By living in a safe, supportive residential setting, seniors can get the support they need without sacrificing their independence. This significantly improves seniors’ quality of life and gives primary caregivers peace of mind that their loved ones are in good, caring hands. A 2019 Quality of Life in Assisted Living Survey found that 87 percent of residents and 78 percent of their loved ones indicated they were satisfied or very satisfied with their overall experience at an assisted living community. These results show that assisted living can have a positive impact on the quality of your life and for those that help take care of you.

What are the Costs?

Since every state and company differs in prices, it’s recommended that you contact your local senior communities. These health experts can provide you with up-to-date information regarding costs and whether or not your Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance will cover assisted living costs. In most cases, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover these costs. 

Is Assisted Living Right for You?

Now that you know a bit more about assisted living, we hope that you consider these services now or down the road. This is a great option to receive the help you may need, so you can maintain your independence and a better quality of life you deserve. Contact Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services today to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the care you need.