What is Assisted Living?
Within the assisted living universe, there are facilities that primarily cater to people that are independent or have minimal needs to those who have severe limitations requiring a high degree of hands-on care services. What binds them all is the basic services provided in an apartment setting. Assisted living communities are like hotels with caregivers on site.
Assisted Living communities are an excellent option for seniors who may require more day-to-day assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) but wish to remain independent for as long as possible. With assisted living, your loved one will receive support with daily living and basic care in an apartment setting.
What does Assisted Living include?
Residents have access to services, including:
- Up to three meals a day
- Assistance ADL’s bathing, dressing, incontinence care, feeding, transferring and ambulation
- Help with medications
- Housekeeping and laundry
- 24-hour on-site care supervision
- Social/recreational activities
Many assisted living communities in Greater Cincinnati have nurses on-site during regular business hours but few have nursing 24/hours a day. Some are stand-alone assisted living and others part of a full continuum of care.
How much does Assisted Living Cost?
The cost of assisted living in Cincinnati varies depending on many factors and can range from as low of $4,000 to $8,000 per month depending on location, amenities, size of apartment and care needs.