Understanding Assisted Living for Elderly Parents

by Ernestine
(Salem, IL)

Assisted Living for Elderly Parents

Assisted Living for Elderly Parents

My mother is extremely independent, but eventually, it grew to be too difficult for her to take care of the house, the yard, the laundry, and so forth. That's when my family sat down and discussed assisted living with her. Assisted living for the elderly is independent living, but without the demand of taking care of yard work and a large home.


Most assisted living scenarios offer single apartments or roommates in apartment complexes, units, or even in mobile home parks and high-rises.

Assisted living provides the support that many seniors need, who, though still able to live relatively independently, may need a little extra help in other areas of their life.

For example, we found one for my mother that provided a wide range of services to help her get through her day, as well as supervision. This help included but is not limited to housekeeping, provision of meals, access to group activities as well as custodial care while at the same time encouraging privacy and independence.

Once my mother discovered that she could still continue to live independently and yet be surrounded by others her age as well as have access to group the events and activities, she was all for it. My mother is more socially active and involved now that she has been in years!

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