What Is Assisted Living?


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Assisted living is when a senior citizen lives in a facility that provides health care and support services, as needed. In an assisted-living facility, seniors receive help with daily activities, including feeding, getting dressed, functional transfers, personal hygiene and grooming.

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What Is Assisted Living?
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Assisted-living employees may also help senior citizens with controlling urinary and fecal discharge, walking, ambulation and elimination. Although seniors who require continuous medical assistance do not usually live in assisted-living facilities, some exceptions may occur if residents or faculty members do not want to separate. It is common for assisted-living facilities to be located near hospitals in case timely medical care is needed.

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