Assisted Living Facilities Riverside & Residential Assisted Living
What Services Does Residential Assisted Living Provide?
With assisted living facilities Riverside residents have alternative housing for older adults who may need help with bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting. However, these residents don’t require any intensive nursing or medical care that is typically provided in nursing homes. Residential assisted living facilities can be part of a nursing home, senior housing complex, or retirement community. They may even be a standalone option.
Residential assisted living can go by different names and can be called personal care, residential care, or congregate care.
When in assisted living facilities Riverside residents will usually have their own apartment or unit. There will be support staff available and meals are provided. Many assisted living facilities will offer some services, including health care monitoring and management, help with activities related to daily living, such as dressing and bathing, laundry, and housekeeping, help with medications, recreational activities, transportation, and security.
Some facilities also provide the security of 24-hour support if needed. The full-time emergency system will give residents the ability to be independent but without the fear of injury that could be fatal if living alone. Some new digital health technology utilized can also track residents' personal activities and habits. Monitoring can alert staff to changes in residents’ health and makes it easier for staff to help with the residents' needs.
Some facilities will specialize in patients with mild dementia or Alzheimer’s and will have monitoring systems around the property to prevent residents from wandering.
There are some healthcare services offered to residents, which can include emergency first aid and pharmacy services. Many facilities also have a nurse or staff physician that visits the residents regularly to give medical checkups. There is no blueprint for residential assisted living facilities as each resident’s preferences and needs vary considerably. Good communities will help seniors enjoy independence and still have a good quality of life.