Nearly one million Americans currently live in assisted living facilities, and that number is expected to double by the year 2030. What is an assisted living facility? These home-like facilities provide adult residents with basic activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, grooming, laundry, cooking, cleaning, taking medication, driving and more. They differ from nursing homes in that they don’t offer complex medical services.
This video explains more about assisted living facilities:
National Assisted Living Week, which is celebrated annually from September 9-15, acknowledges the importance of these facilities and the crucial role that they play in the lives of elderly people and people with disabilities. The week-long celebration recognizes everyone involved in assisted living facilities, including family members, residents, assisted living resident assistants, volunteers, and other staff. Most facilities plan special events and activities that are centered on a certain theme during this week.
If you know someone who lives or works in an assisted living facility, please show them your support this week.
You can “like” National Assisted Living Week on Facebook here.
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