What is Assisted Living?
A special combination of housing supportive services, personalized assistance and healthcare designed to respond to the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Supportive services are available, 24 hours a day, to meet scheduled and unscheduled needs in a way that promotes maximum dignity and independence for each resident and involves the resident’s family, neighbors and friends. How does an Assisted Living Facility differ from a nursing home?
Nursing homes are designed to care for very frail people that are not able to care for themselves and have numerous healthcare requirements. Assisted living facilities are designed to assist persons who are able to care for themselves except for a few activities. Assisted living facilities are often deemed necessary when a person needs help preparing meals, bathing, dressing, performing household chores, is sometimes confused, or experiences memory problems.
The Webb House promotes a 10-point philosophy of care:
- Offering cost-effective quality care personalized to the resident’s needs
- Fostering independence for each resident
- Treating each resident with dignity and respect
- Promoting the individuality of each resident
- Allowing for each resident’s choice of care and lifestyle
- Protecting each resident’s right to privacy
- Nurturing the spirit of each resident
- Involving family and friends, as appropriate, in planning and implementation of care
- Providing a safe, comfortable home environment
- Making the assisted living residence a valuable community asset