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Disadvantages of Assisted Living

June 3, 2013

Caring For The Elderly In Your Family

Assisted living centers are common in the United States. They offer facility care for seniors who are unable to handle their own medical needs. This seems like a good idea in theory, but in practice there are many disadvantages of assisted living.

As you or your loved ones age, the need to have a dedicated care provider increases. The greatest fear of seniors in their old age is that they will lose their freedoms. This fear is likely to be realized if they are entered into an assisted living center.

The Disadvantages of Assisted Living

Assisted care facilities work on paper but when it comes to reality there are many issues that make them unfavorable places to live.

  • They are typically understaffed, leading to negligent care.
  • You are not guaranteed a private room.
  • There may be limited visitation times.
  • The amount of time you can leave the facility may be greatly restricted.
  • Patients are not allowed to clean up after themselves.
  • All meals are made for you under strict dieting guidelines.
  • Assisted living facilities are known for their incredibly high prices.

Avoid Assisted Living With A Better Alternative

The disadvantages of assisted living are certainly daunting. That is why many people turn to in-home care instead. In-home care does not require you to leave your place of residence, and allows you to continue to enjoy the quality of life and freedom you love.

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Tyler Williams

As an Area Owner and Operator of a Home Matters Caregiving franchise, I am committed to ensuring exceptional outcomes for our valued clients and caregivers. My passion for elevating our service quality is matched by my role as a blogger and social media manager for the franchise, where I share insights, updates, and foster community engagement. Prior to senior care, I used my strategic communication and brand development skills as the Marketing Director of a regional bank. My diverse experience supports my commitment to excellence and innovation in both healthcare and digital communication.
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