Ever thought about working in a senior living facility? Ever wonder what it might be like? We found a great video detailing what it's like to work in assisted living facilities. The people that work in assisted living facilities are dedicated, caring individuals that are doing a great service for our aging loved ones while making a living doing so. I know what you're thinking, and yes we've all heard horror stories… But for the most part this group of dedicated professionals provides love and care all day (and all night) long.
What is Assisted Living?
An assisted living residence or assisted living facility (ALF) is a housing facility for people with disabilities. These facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. – Wikipedia
Assisted Living Facts and Figures
- Number of U.S. assisted living communities: 31,100
- Number of apartments: 475,500
- Number of residents: 735,000
- Average length of stay: 36 months
- Percentage of residents that receive help with three or more ADLs: 40%
*Source: National Center for Assisted Living