Assisted living facility is a community or home that is designed for seniors who need some assistance with daily activities. The facility will provide meals, housekeeping, social activities and 24-hour oversight to all residents, and additional scheduled or on-demand services to those who need them. Examples of some additional services are assistance with mobility, eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and medication management. Some assisted living facilities can also provide a very high level of care, including memory impairment issues, depending on the individual circumstances.
An assisted living facility is a good option if your loved one needs long-term assistance, but also wants to maintain their independence. These communities provide companionship and activities to keep seniors engaged, including exercise and wellness programs. Assisted living facilities come in many shapes and sizes; some facilities are large apartment-like communities, while others can be rooms within a smaller residential home. Over 200 licensed assisted living facilities are located in the Denver Metro area.