Assisted living is an excellent choice for seniors who want to live as independently as possible, but need assistance with support
services. Assisted living homes have a higher ratio of care givers than a nursing home and encourage as much individual independence as capable in a safe home-like
Assisted living homes offer more assistance than a retirement home and more continuous monitoring than home health care. Assisted living housing comes in all shapes and sizes. Settings can range from three or more residents in a home-like setting, up to 200 residents in a larger facility designed specifically for assisted living purposes.
Elderly individuals who need help with activities of daily living, but do not need the services of a nursing home may want to consider assisted living.