Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Long-term Care Facilities
Slide content:Assisted Living - 1 Own room or apartment in a large complex Assistance available 24 hours a day Offers social/recreational activities, housekeeping and laundry Medical services may be available on site Service plan is individualized 14
Slide notes:Another group living arrangement is called assisted living. Most people who use assisted living are elderly. In this option, the residents usually have their own rooms or apartments in a large complex. They receive assistance with activities of daily living and other practical matters, such as transportation to doctors appointments. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, but the goal is to maintain independence. Dining facilities are available, and most facilities offer social and recreational activities as well as housekeeping and laundry services. Medical care may be available on site. Assisted living communities may be free-standing buildings located in retirement communities or near nursing homes. The service plan is individualized to the residents needs and may change over time. 14