Assisted living: Know what you can get out of small and large facilities.
If you are considering assisted living for your family member with Alzheimer’s, it is essential to understand what options you have. Some assisted living facilities have activities, three meals a day, housekeeping, socialization, laundry services, and medication management all included in the cost. In a large assisted facility your loved one is also able to request transportation to the doctor, for outings, church, and grocery stores.
You can look at smaller assisted living facilities that are in private homes and only house about 6 to 8 residents. These homes are quieter and usually in residential neighborhoods. Small assisted living homes are lovely when a resident does not need the extra services of a large facility.