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What is an assisted living facility?

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Anonymous

An assisted living facility is where people with disabilities live, usually because they can't take care of themselves. Sometimes healthy older people live there too. They don't offer hospital care like nursing homes, it's more like apartments with a little bit of medical care. They can still get some help, though, with things like dressing or bathing. Assisted living facilities also offer a lot of fun group activities!...Read More
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Is assisted living covered by Medicare?

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Anonymous

I have worked in assisted living for the last ten years and in my experience, there are no assisted living companies that accept Medicare. Occasionally some of the services in an assisted living may be covered by Medicare....Read More
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What services are provided in assisted living facilities?

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Anonymous

Assisted living provides help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, medication management and escorting to and from meals and activities. ...Read More
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How much does it cost to live in an assisted living facility?

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The cost of assisted living varies greatly depending upon location, services provided and the size of the unit. Average prices run about $4,000 per month....Read More
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Is assisted living the same as a nursing home?

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Anonymous

They are not the same. Assisted Living is a residential setting that helps seniors with daily activities. Nursing homes are medical facilities that help with acute medical care. ...Read More
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