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What criteria should be looked for when searching for assisted care for the elderly?

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The criteria for selecting an assisted care facility may include the availability of housekeeping and transportation services, the range of social opportunities and the recreational activities offered, as well as health care services and level of care residents receive.

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Senior care facilities options range from independent living facilities to total-care options. Many facilities are able to conduct an assessment to determine if the care and environment available is sufficient to meet the needs of new residents. Certain facilities, known as special care units, are equipped to care for patients who suffer from medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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