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5 Things To Know About Assisted Living

Assisted living is a type of residential facility that provides housing, personalized support services, and assistance with activities of daily living for adults 60 or over.  Below are 5 things you should know about senior assisted living.


Residents are Encouraged to be Independent

A popular misconception about assisted living is that residents give up their freedom.  Assisted Living facilities are designed to promote independence and autonomy while providing support as needed.  Residents often have their own private apartments or rooms, allowing them to maintain their privacy and freedom to make personal choices.  These facilities offer a range of services and amenities tailored to residents’ preferences and abilities, enabling them to live life on their own terms.  Assistance with daily tasks is provided to enhance quality of life, not to restrict freedom. 


Private Apartments

Another concern for individuals, is that seniors forfeit their privacy.  However, assisted living facilities are designed to prioritize resident’s privacy by offering private living spaces, such as individual apartments.  Additionally, staff members are trained to respect residents’ privacy and dignity when providing aid with activities of daily living.  Residents have the freedom to choose the level of engagement they desire in community activities and social interactions, allowing them to maintain control over their personal space and boundaries.  Overall, while living in a senior community involves shared spaces and services, efforts are made to ensure that residents’ privacy is respected and preserved.


Monthly Fees & Packages

Families sometimes think the price of an assisted living community is unaffordable until they learn more about what is included. Monthly fees at a senior living facility can vary depending on factors such as location, level of care needed, amenities offered, and the size of the living space.  In some cases, these fees are considered reasonable when compared to the cost of maintaining a home independently, as they often include services such as: 24/7 personalized care staff, three meals a day, activity & exercise programs, emergency call systems, housekeeping, laundry services, transportation and utilities.  When factoring all these services, senior living may be less costly than expected.


Residents Can be as Active as They Choose

Most senior livings offer a wide variety of life enrichment and wellness programs every day allowing residents to be as active as they choose.  Activity programs often cater to different interests and abilities.  Whether it’s participating in fitness classes, joining hobby groups, attending social events, or exploring local outings, residents have the freedom to engage in activities that align with their preferences and lifestyle.


Pets are Often Welcome

Pets in assisted living can bring numerous benefits to residents, including companionship, emotional support, and increased physical activity.  Many senior living communities recognize the importance of pets and offer pet-friendly policies that allow residents to keep their furry friends with them.  Additionally, some senior living facilities may offer pet therapy programs where trained animals visit residents to provide comfort and companionship.  These interactions can have positive effects on residents’ mental and emotional health, reducing feelings of loneliness and providing a sense of purpose. 


Learn More about Senior Living

At The Artesian of Ojai Senior Living, we offer a range of care options both in Assisted Living and in Memory Care, providing unparalleled well-being, comfort and peace of mind for residents and their families. To learn more about our community, visit our website or call for a tour at (805) 798 – 9305.

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