How to Know if Assisted or Independent Living Community is Best for Your Loved One

As loved ones grow older, it may come time to decide if they need to move into an independent or assisted living facility. However, before a decision is made, it is important to know the needs of your loved one and which facility would best suit them.

According to the Mount Vernon News, “[i]ndependent living is an option for seniors who are capable of having an active lifestyle on their own but may want assistance with menial tasks,” however, “[a]ssisted living is different from independent living because the senior requires care on a daily basis that wouldn’t be received in independent living.”

Knowing the differences between these facilities is crucial when deciding what loved ones need in their later years. For more, read here.

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