Assisted living can be of great help to a lot of elderly people, with a stable community of peers and a roster of caretakers that are sensitive to the needs of elderly and disabled individuals. Yet a few factors must first be thought through before committing to an agreement on paper:
Physical fitness – the health of an individual is arguably the single most important determinant of his or her eligibility for assisted living. A perfectly healthy individual who can walk around and even get some constructive work done may find no need for nurses and caretakers, yet one who is frail and stricken by a disease will find the care reassuring – even lifesaving for those with serious conditions like diabetes or heart ailments.
Cognitive capability – the second most important factor is the mental condition of the individual. Those stricken by dementia, Alzheimer’s or some other disease that…
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