The typical Assisted Living model is based on apartment style living with care services built in. This model encourages independence and autonomy while providing supervision and daily assistance with care needs. We tried this type of dementia care in Nassau County for my grandmother – split between her home and here, we hoped the activity would help. Meals are typically served in a main dining area with the intent of a social gathering while enjoying meals selected by the residents. Activities will be offered, including outings, scenic bus rides, and trips to the grocery store, bank, and doctors visits on designated days of the week.
Assisted Living provides custodial care, not medical care: Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Grooming, Mobility, Medication Management Cooking, Housekeeping, Transportation, Laundry and you can most likely expect to pay on an “ala carte” system. You will be quoted a “base cost” or “room and board cost” ranging from $1500-$3000 per month, depending on geography, size of apartment, and amenities offered. Expect to see additional costs added on right away. Based on an assessment of your care needs, the price will increase accordingly. Read the rest of this page »