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What is an Assisted Living Facility?

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As the ageing population in the UK continues to increase rapidly, new assisted living solutions have been developed specifically for this group of individuals. These include options like early retirement living or extra care housing which has come to be known as "assisted living."

Age UK has more information on assisted living and what care services it includes. Local Councils can also provide information on supported living in your area.

1. What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living communities differ from adults' dependent care in long-term care in residential homes and nursing homes. The ethos of assisted living is promoting the independent Living of everyone.

2. What are the benefits of assisted living accommodation?

Assisted living can provide many benefits for seniors and their families. Some of the benefits include:

  • More social activities and opportunities.

  • Enhanced independence.

  • Reduced healthcare costs.

  • Increased safety and security in the home.

3. What are the types of assisted living facilities?

Assisted living facilities are typically retirement communities for seniors who need help with daily living activities (ADLs) such as bathing and dressing.

4. How much does assisted living cost in the UK?

The cost of assisted living will vary depending on the type of facility, the level of care amenities offered and the area. However, a typical monthly fee for assisted living can range from £750 to £1,500.