Assisted Living Facilities

Residential housing that maximizes an individual's ability to live independently and provides a lower level of assistance than that at a skilled nursing facility. Services include 24-hour on-call assistance and help with personal and home care such as bathing, dressing, meals, and housekeeping. Some of these facilities do provide specific Alzheimer's Disease services. Medicare does not generally cover care in these facilities.

More Common Terms

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