How can I find out about assisted living facilities near me?

The decision to enter assisted living is a personal one. It can be hard to know where to start, but there are many resources available for seniors and their family members.

If you’re looking for assistance with finding the right senior living options, you’ve come to the right place. Best Nest Senior Living Advisors is an organization that strives to provide unbiased information on senior living communities in the Metro Atlanta area.

What is assisted living?

For those that have not been involved directly with senior housing – in either a professional or a personal way – the term ‘assisted living’ can conjure many different images. Most tend to immediately think of a nursing facility where most residents are physically incapable of caring for themselves. Their care needs may be due to short term care services after injury and/or surgery. The other residents are more long term care residents who are aging and having difficulties with activities of daily living.

What many people don’t realize is that assisted living facilities include a type of community that is much more independent and active. These senior living communities offer communal living for active seniors, with shared dining, transportation (if needed), and entertainment, but with the privacy of your own home.

These active senior living facilities are an option for seniors who want to live independently but might need some assistance. Assisted living facilities can offer a lot of the same services as nursing homes, but they are smaller and have less staff so residents remain more independent.

The main difference between assisted living and nursing home care is that in assisted living, residents can still prepare their own meals, do their laundry, and take care of themselves. 

Who can live in an assisted living facility?

As a senior citizen or an adult child of an aging parent, you may be considering what option is best for future living arrangements. You may want to consider assisted living facilities. 

You’ll find that most people who live in an assisted living facility are elderly adults who have the following needs:

  • They don’t need professional medical assistance frequently
  • They need help with specific, minimal tasks on a day-to-day basis
  • They who don’t yet need the full scope of care provided in a nursing home, but can’t safely live completely independently
  • They need access to care but want to maintain their independence and privacy for as long as possible
  • They who want to (and are able) to be active members of the community

An assisted living facility can provide a comfortable, safe environment where seniors can enjoy their retirement years. They offer the benefits of both independent and supportive housing while providing the necessary services to help seniors age with dignity.

If assisted living seems to be right for you or your loved one, you may be unsure of where to begin to find the right community. That’s where a senior living advisor can step in to help.

How an experienced Senior Living Advisor Can Help You in Your Search

If you or a loved one are looking for a new elder care community, you may have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. And that’s no surprise: there are more than 28,000 senior living communities in the U.S. And almost 1,000 of those are in the State of Georgia alone! Thankfully, we’re here to help.

A senior living advisor is uniquely qualified to recommend some of many possible alternatives while also developing customized options that meet your specific needs – whether they be socialization options, lifestyle plans, safety features or even affordability factors.

An experienced Senior Living Advisor can provide you with personalized advice based on your individual circumstances and has up-to-date information on various communities so you won’t waste time driving long distances for unsuitable facilities. 

Contact us today for a FREE consultation. Let one of our senior living advisors help you determine if a move to an assisted living community is right for you.