Assisted Living Centers
San Diego County is home to over 100 assisted living centers, also referred to as assisted living facilities or assisted living communities.
Assisted living can help seniors with Activities of Daily Living. And the quality of care they provide is critical.
But for seniors making this transition, how much an assisted living community feels like home is just as important.
Assisted living centers come in all different shapes and sizes. They all have their own unique features which will be appealing to some seniors, but not others.
When the building was constructed, how the building is designed, how long the residents have lived there, how large or small the apartments are, how good the food is, and where the building is located are all factors in how a community looks and feels.
There’s a place for every senior. Elder Answers will help narrow your options.
What Care Is Provided In Assisted Living?
If a community is called “assisted living”, it is licensed by the state to provide certain services to its residents.
All assisted living centers in San Diego County are regularly inspected to make sure they meet licensing requirements. They are also investigated if a complaint is filed.
San Diego County assisted living communities help their residents with these Activities of Daily Living:
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Some San Diego assisted living communities may provide higher levels of care, depending upon how much staff they have, if they have an RN or LVN in the building, how many hours a day the nurse is present, and if additional care waivers are granted.
Amenities In Assisted Living
In addition to room and board, in assisted living a senior can expect:
Activities and Events
Is Assisted Living The Right Choice Even If I Don't Need Care?
A senior doesn’t have to need “care” to live in an assisted living community. The line between what is labeled “independent living” and “assisted living” can be blurry.
Many seniors make the move to assisted living because they’re ready for the amenities, not necessarily the care.
And, if and when a senior needs care, licensed staff is employed by all San Diego assisted living centers, so a new care plan can be added.
It’s best not to move twice if you don’t have to.
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