Assisted living homes are best for individuals who require very little senior care on a daily basis. This means that most assisted living homes provide residents with some help accomplishing various tasks such as organizing medications, but they don’t offer full-time long-term care.
Assisted living homes are also referred to as boarding homes, congregate housing, adult congregate care, domiciliary care, or residential care.There are almost 30,000 assisted living homes in the United States. These facilities currently house approximately 1.2 million residents. Most of these residents are mobile individuals over the age of 65.
Those who need a wheelchair to move around or suffer from behavioral or cognitive impairments are typically discouraged from moving to an assisted living facility since they require more specialized care. Although most assisted living residents eventually move on to nursing homes, some residents leave assisted living homes to return home or move to another assisted living facility.