My mother has become very feeble. Can assisted living give her the care she needs?

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I am considering assisted living for my 96 year old Mother. I have been her caregiver for years actually about 15. She has lived with my family for the last 7 years. I'm just not sure exactly what is expected in assisted living. I realize they will do an evaluation but not sure it is worth the time as my Mom has become very feeble. Any thoughts. Carol

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Generally speaking basic level of service, they will provide 3 meals a day, do her laundry and clean her apartment once a week. Services much beyond that greatly vary with the facility and can become quite costly above the already high price to live there. Many times, a resident will still need to hire some sort of outside help especially if they need help using the toilet, getting dressed, get a shower more than twice a week, running errands, keeping appointments. To me, AL is only great for those who are still very able bodied but are sick of maintaining their home or can no longer handle their own medications. AL is not appropriate for someone that needs extensive hands on care, or the constant eyeball on them to monitor safety.
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"assisted living" is just that. Most "community (they aren't really thought of as a facility) have lovely apts, cottages or rooms. Some people even have their on kitchen but always have the option of eating that the group dining room. Housekeeping, help with medication are customary and someone checks in on the resident throughout the day. The number of "check-ins" is determined by the "level" the resident qualified for. But generally speaking the resident has to be moderately independent. Some places may not accept someone that uses a walker. Some people who want to remain in A.S decide on employing their own personal caregiver....Some places won't allow that.
There is such a huge gap between A.L. and a nursing home.
You might want to look in to whats called a "residential care home". These homes are state regulated homes in which only six people can live (California). They are just another house in a residential community. Many are quite lovely. They will dispense meds, help with any appts. and generally care for the client as though thay were a member of a family. Customarily monthly charge depends on the amount of assistance the client needs.
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