Assisted living, also referred to as Residential Care and Board and Care, is a vital bridge between living at home and skilled nursing care. It is predicated on maintaining one’s independence and dignity, and promoting involvement with the resident’s family, neighbors and friends. This personalized supportive service and health care is designed to respond to the individual needs of those who need help with activities of daily living (such as dressing, bathing or medication monitoring), but do not require skilled nursing services.
Assisted living is designed to meet the needs of an aging population that seeks long term care in a more home-like environment. Unlike other senior housing, assisted living facilities provide oversight and assistance with every day activities so that residents can continue to live as independently as possible, maintaining choices they have experienced their entire lives. It matches services for seniors with their lifestyle needs and desires, which is why assisted living facilities such as ours, are in such demand.
More specific needs can be met with transitional, respite and hospice care. Transitional care provides residents a post-hospital recuperation period before returning home. Respite or “temporary” care offers an opportunity for caregivers to take vacations, attend to other obligations or just give themselves some much needed rest and relaxation. Transitional and respite care is offered on a space available basis for as little as one day (24 hour minimum) or as long as necessary.
Hospice care focuses on residents who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness by their primary physician. A cooperative effort between the primary physician, Hospice of Amador and facility staff focuses on pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support.