Assisted living is a residence for the elderly or infirm who require assistance with some of the routine activities of daily living as well as ready access to medical care as needed. In terms of the level of care provided, assisted living is a step below the nursing home or skilled nursing facility.
In Michigan, Adult Foster Care is the term used the State of Michigan and many folks do not know that adult foster care homes exist or provide almost the same services as an assisted living facility. Those who do know wonder should we keep our mom/dad in a bigger or smaller assisted living facility and many times, adult foster care homes are not advertised as assisted living homes, but often provide the same type of assisted living services. Here are some basic pros and cons of a smaller facility vs a bigger facility...
Pros of a Smaller Facility
Many different AFC homes and assisted living facilities can vary with their own rules and services. At Kozy Komfort Assisted Living, our goal is to recreate the personalized care given to a loved one in a home environment and provide a superior quality of life. Our senior residents can set their own schedules for when they want to wake up, eat meals, and go to bed. They're also able to enjoy customized, home cooked meals and enjoy visits and outings with families. Of course with the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we are also following CDC guidelines and taking precautions such as restrictions on visitations until the Governor's orders have been lifted and we will still be taking similar precautions in the future for the safety of our senior residents.
There are thousands of assisted living facilities to choose from in the US, and hundreds in the state of Michigan. So do your due diligence when researching different facilities. Feel free to contact us for any questions you may have when searching for a place for your mom or dad.