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Services Offered by Assisted Living Facilities

August 15, 2015 | 6 Comments

Assisted living is long term housing for seniors or those who are disabled. Assisted living facilities, like Mars Hill Retirement Community, may offer some or all of these services:

Personal Services

  • 24-hour supervision
  • Access to medical services
  • Basic housekeeping
  • Emergency call systems in private and common areas
  • Staff assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) – bathing, eating, dressing, toileting, walking and continence
  • Staff assistance with medication administration

Facility Services

  • 24 hour security of the grounds
  • Beauty or barber shop on the premises
  • Central dining areas that include three meals a day
  • Educational activities
  • Exercise activities
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Health services
  • Laundry services
  • Organized recreational activities
  • Private mail boxes
  • Religious activities
  • Social programs
  • Transportation arrangements
  • Wellness programs

Resident’s Rights

One goal of assisted living facilities is to allow residents to remain independent as long as possible. Here are some of the rights that residents can expect:

  • Dignity and respect
  • Privacy
  • Visitation from friends and family members
  • Non-interference with religious beliefs or practices
  • Control of personal finances
  • All necessary medical needs and services
  • Freedom from neglect or abuse

Most assisted living facilities will allow a resident to have a pet. Most also allow alcohol and tobacco use, visitation at any time, and overnight guests.

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