Report: assisted living seen by many as the most attractive option

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Assisted living is increasingly being recognised as an alternative to being admitted to a care home or receiving community homecare, according to a new market report published by health and social care analysts Laing & Buisson. According to Philip Mickelborough, author of the report, assisted living avoids the loss of independence that can accompany admission to a nursing or residential home, and also eliminates the isolation that can result from housebound people living alone in the community with only an occasional visit from homecare staff to assist them with everyday activities. “There is a spectrum of housing and care services,” Mr Mickelborough said. “It is easier to recognise assisted living than to define it. Its key characteristic is the provision of self-contained accommodation for older people, which encourages independence, integrated with the availability of personal care and sometimes nursing care. “Older people can buy or rent assisted living accommodation well before they would need to enter i

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