The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) reveals over 835,000 Americans reside in assisted living facilities today. Assisted living is an ideal option for older persons who need help with daily activities such as medication management, keeping house, cooking, going to the bathroom, and keeping appointments. These facilities provide the safety and security of 24-hour [...]
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Putting a loved one into an assisted living facility can be a very difficult decision. Oftentimes, the events leading up to the decision can be accompanied by tremendous difficulty, stress, anxiety, and other hardships that are unique to the individual, their family, friends, and support system. In many ways, it may seem that in doing [...]
What's the Difference Between An Assisted Living Facility and a Retirement Home? What's the Difference Between An Assisted Living Facility and a Retirement Home? While the two terms are often used interchangeably, there's a big difference between assisted living facilities and retirement homes. Here at Palm Cottages, we can understand the confusion. They both [...]
Extended Congregate Care License An assisted living facility (ALF) is a group residential establishment designed to provide personal care services in the “least restrictive and most home-like environment” that can be safely allowed. These personal services include activities of daily living and the self-administration of medication, and are provided with the goal of allowing [...]