Specialist Housing Care Schemes: Assisted Living and Extra-Care Housing

We often get asked about the levels of care available and what is assisted living. Assisted living and extra care schemes provide a more intensive level of support than traditional sheltered housing for older people who need some personal care or other types of help, but who are otherwise able to live safely and independently on their own. There will usually be at least one member of staff on hand 24 hours a day.

The type of care and housing offered will vary from scheme to scheme. Care staff will usually be on call 24 hours a day, to provide personal care as and when you need it. Personal care includes things like washing and dressing, cleaning and shopping but not medical care that would need to be provided by a qualified nurse.

Additional facilities are often available to cater for people who are not able to get out regularly, perhaps including a restaurant, shop, gym, hobby room, and so on. Activities may be arranged regularly, as in sheltered housing, commonly with an emphasis on improving or maintaining residents’ health and wellbeing. Some schemes are able to continue caring for people who develop dementia.

Similar schemes may also be called very sheltered, close care or continuing care communities.

If you would like to find out more or find assisted living in your area visit Housing Care.org.

More Than Mobility is a leading supplier of mobility products. If you or somebody you know is in need of products to aid mobility around the home visit our website we have a huge range of adjustable beds, stair lifts, rise and recline chairs and daily living aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.