2Sisters Speak: Surviving the Sandwich Generation- Episode 34

What to Expect from Assisted Living – Episode 34

Michelle and Alyson tap into their lifetime of experiences to discuss what can be expected from an assisted living residence.

What is the difference between assisted living and a nursing home? What is included at an assisted living? How much care is available in an assisted living? What happens if you run out of money? What if your loved one is not happy?

Three key takeaways from this episode:

  1. Assisted living residences offer more dignified, home-like environments than nursing homes because they are a social model of care versus a medical one.
  2. Restaurant-style meals are included in almost all assisted living residences as well as most utilities, housekeeping, linen service, wellness checks, available 24 hour assistance, local transportation, and social programming.
  3. Assisted living residences are the most affordable way to have 24/7 care available, unless you qualify for Medicaid. In Massachusetts at least, only nursing homes are fully subsidized by Medicaid.

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