A recent study on seniors has shown that independent senior citizens assisted living is the #1 choice for them versus living with a loved one. Most people feel that living with others would cause them to be a burden on them. As an individual grows older, they begin to need the assistance of others more and more.
Unlike a decade ago, seniors have become a part of the information age by learning about computers and the latest gadgets. Due to this fact, there has be a flux of new state-of-the-art senior facilities catering to computer savvy seniors.
Many of the senior citizens that have just retired from jobs that required them to work with computers prefer to continue to be around computers as they have become accustomed. Senior citizens assisted living facilities that make a point to stay up to date, helps those seniors feel right at home.
In recent years senior facilities have began to offer many different options and services to their residents. So much so that these facilities are now categorized into 3 major groups.
Nursing Homes – For those that are incapacitated and/or require supervised or administered medicines. These facilities have full-time medical staff on hand in case of emergencies.
Assisted Living – This type of facility caters to those that need assistance with their daily routines such as cleaning, shopping, laundry and cooking.
Independent Living – Independent living is good for those that can live totally independent and is still able to cook and clean. Some seniors start out by moving to one of these facilities and relocate as their needs change later on. The units are usually fully furnished apartments with full kitchens.
There are many more options available to seniors so it is highly advised that one turns to a professional advisor to assist in seeking the facility and services that are needed. There are professionals that offer these services free of charge. They give you a list of facilities that can cater to your needs and help with visiting and checking out each of them. They usually make money from your insurance company of the facility that is chosen.