4 Common Myths about Assisted Living

When it comes to putting a loved one into an assisted living facility it can be hard to decide what facility is the right one. There are many myths and misconceptions about placing your loved one in an assisted living facility that may deter you from putting them in one. But these myths are just that – myths! Putting your loved one in an assisted living facility.

Myth #1: Moving into an Assisted Living Facility Means a Loss of independence
As an assisted living facility we offer support for our residents through housekeeping, food and maintenance services as well as having the freedom to go out on outings, participate in social events, activities and more.

Myth #2: Assisted living facilities are too expensive
As a caregiver you may think that keeping your loved one at home will be less expensive, however this does not seem to be the case. Being an at home caregiver can create not only more personal stress but it can also be more expensive keeping your loved on at home. Why is that? This is because caring for a loved one requires taking a significant amount of time out of your day and week to care for your loved one as well as spending more money by paying separately for a mortgage or rent, groceries, utilities, etc.. This can be bring on personal as well as financial stress. With assisted living, these costs are added into the staying at the facility as well as having care, entertainment, activities and more.

Myth #3: Assisted living facilities are lonely and depressing places
Our assisted living facility has a plethora of spiritual and personally enriching activities that will stimulate every sense of each and every individual. From having a fine dining experience with delicious cuisine to a therapy gym, internet access, media room, social events, cultural programs, chapels, exercise, outings and more!

Myth #4: Medicare will pay for the living in the assisted living facility:
Typically with an assisted living facility private pay or long-term care insurance is accepted as forms of payments for the facility. However, certain assisted living facilities do have Medicaid covered apartments set aside but this is usually a limited number of them.

For more information about our assisted living facility contact our staff to schedule a tour today!