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What Is The Difference Between Assisted Living And Long Term Care? In My Mind Those Are 2 Separate Situations.

What Is The Difference Between Assisted Living And Long Term Care? In My Mind Those Are 2 Separate Situations.

I thought assisted living is NOT 24 hour care. Whereas long term care involves 24 hour care.

A myALZteam Member said:

My mom is in ASL right now. She does things for herself as dress, shower, eat, etc. When she needs help, she can call a caretaker 24/7. They disburse her medications and take her BP twice a day. Otherwise, she is on her own to go to the diningroom to eat or eat in her room. Long-term care is more hands on. Help with bathroom, eating, showering, dressing. More check in times a day. Hope that helps.

posted 29 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Helps a lot. My husband can do some things for himself, but he likes to try to “elope” (as my daughter puts it).

posted 29 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

That helps a lot. Thanks Richard10. I didn’t know about the medication situation. That is something my husband would definitely need.

posted 29 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Assisted Living is lower level of nursing and staff than LTC or Memory Care. The latter MUST have RNS, LPNS and a higher ratio of personnel per patient. Assisted living let's patient control their meds, LTC a nurse MUST dispense drugs. I hope this helps.

posted 29 days ago
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