If you have ever found yourself wondering who is going to take care of your parents when they become too ill to do it themselves, perhaps you should begin looking into assisted living. Assisted living residence, also known as an assisted living facility, is a housing facility that is meant for people with disabilities, including but not limited to the elderly. These housing areas also provide complimentary supervision and medical staff on site so that the disabled or elderly can have their needs attended to daily. These facilities also utilize outside health care services and providers to assure that each resident has all of their health and safety needs met. Most on-staff members of an assisted living facility have training in order to provide personal and medical care services, even being trained in certain emergency medical procedures such as CPR and resuscitation.
While assisted living as it is today is a rather modern invention, it dates back pretty far into human history. It emerged in its modern form during the 1990s as a new alternative to elderly care and those who were not capable of living independently. While most people at an assisted living center do require some medical or personal care, they do not require around the clock care, and are not in critical condition. Assisted living is usually used when a person is too young to live in a retirement home, does not require constant medical attention, but still needs help living alone.
Akash Brahmbhatt is a professional entrepreneur who now owns his own assisted living center for the elderly, something he enjoys.