Assisted Living Definitions

Assisted Living Definitions

Elderly care and the way we refer to has changed. You may have referred to it as senior living, retirement living or elderly care. In the US, there is no nationally recognized definition so you can see the confusion that is created when considering care for the elderly.

Assisted living is regulated by the state – Posada Whittier, a licensed assisted living facility located in Whittier, CA is regulated by the state of California. Assisted living is experiencing phenomenal growth in California because there is a shift taking place in long term care services for the elderly. There is a high level of interest in the availability of personalized residential setting rather than more institutional environments.

History of assisted living – The term “Assisted living” actually emerged from 1990s as an eldercare alternative. The definition was for a group of people that no longer fit the independent living model but who do not need the 24-hour medical care provided by a nursing home and are too young to live in a retirement home.

The first step to finding the perfect living situation for your loved one is to identify the type of residential care facility that best fits your needs. Posada provides care in 3 main areas:

  • Assisted living facility – this is best for those who need some care and supervision but who don’t need skilled nursing care. Most assisted living residents live in private or semi-private rooms within a complex.
  • Respite care facility – this is temporary assistance for anyone in need. Common scenarios are after a surgery or when a family needs a break for a period of time.

What assisted living means to us – Assisted living really describes a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity. Our facility offers a combination of housing, support services, personalized assistance and health care designed to respond to the individual needs of those who need help with activities of daily living. Our support is customizable and available 24 hours-a-day to meet scheduled and unscheduled needs. We promote maximum dignity and independence for each resident.

The Happiest Place For Seniors! Want more information? Our Whittier assisted living facility is fun and functional. Call us today at: 562-945-2651 or better yet, schedule a tour.