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Assisted Living Facilities

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When faced with the responsibility of choosing and selecting senior care options, many families have preconceived ideas about what assisted living facilities represent for their loved one’s future. …

When faced with the responsibility of choosing and selecting senior care options, many families have preconceived ideas about what assisted living facilities represent for their loved one’s future. The following information will dispel those myths and provide helpful insight about the benefits of assisted living facilities. Visit our website for more information: http://www.allseniorhomes.com

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  • 1. Assisted Living Facilities Common Myths about Assisted Living Facilities
  • 2. Common Myths about Assisted Living Facilities <ul><li>Families have preconceived ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Media emphasizes negative stories </li></ul><ul><li>The following information will dispel common myths about assisted living facilities </li></ul>
  • 3. Myth #1: The Phrase ‘Assisted Living Facility’ is new terminology to describe nursing homes <ul><li>Assisted living facilities are a new concept </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to serve the needs of our changing society </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors live longer and prefer to live independently </li></ul><ul><li>Adult children juggling two careers, children, and needs of aging parents </li></ul>
  • 4. Assisted Living is the Solution <ul><li>Eldercare professionals recognize the need for an active lifestyle and care </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors don’t feel as though they’re a burden </li></ul><ul><li>Live independently </li></ul><ul><li>Full calendar of activities </li></ul><ul><li>Secure in knowing assistance is always available </li></ul><ul><li>Promote independence, whereas nursing homes focus on skilled medical care and therapy </li></ul>
  • 5. Myth #2: No Wheelchairs and No Incontinence <ul><li>Independence is encouraged, but wheelchairs not prohibited </li></ul><ul><li>Must be able to transfer with one person assist </li></ul><ul><li>Two person assist or non-weight bearing patients not appropriate for this environment </li></ul>
  • 6. Incontinent Patients Accepted if Condition Can be Managed <ul><li>Toileting schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Incontinence products </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Most seniors receiving toileting assistance can maintain active lifestyle without fear of accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Unmanageable bowel incontinence may require an alternative setting </li></ul><ul><li>Poses health risk for other residents </li></ul>
  • 7. Myth #3: Medicare Will Pay for Assisted Living <ul><li>Medicare does not provide coverage for non-skilled care </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled nursing facilities accept Medicare </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted living facilities typically private pay or long-term care insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Some beds set aside for Medicaid recipients </li></ul><ul><li>Others offer financial assistance programs </li></ul><ul><li>Limited financing or future Medicaid applicants may want to consider a care home </li></ul>
  • 8. All Senior Homes <ul><li>All Senior Homes is a resource for seniors and families searching for housing and care services </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.allseniorhomes.com for more information on senior housing </li></ul><ul><li>Information in this presentation provided by Sara Shelton, gerontologist, for AllSeniorHomes.com </li></ul>

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