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Assisted Living Community Guide

Designed with Your Family in Mind

Assisted Living 101

Produced by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), this helpful consumer guide is an excellent starting point for Assisted Living information. You will find a wide variety of topics inside this helpful resource including: basic principles of Assisted Living; how to pay for care and a comprehensive Community Review Checklist to help you locate and find your preferred Assisted Living Residence community before a crisis hits.

Independence, dignity and choice are the three key principles of Assisted Living. By gathering key information and evaluating Assisted Living communities before a crisis occurs, you are in a good position to protect all three.

ALFA’s Philosophy of Assisted Living Care

In addition to the checklist, again, we encourage you to look for a general philosophy of care based on 10 principles—principles that make Assisted Living residents the top priority:

  • Offering cost effective quality care personalized for the individual’s needs
  • Fostering independence for each resident
  • Treating each resident with dignity and respect
  • Promoting the individuality of each resident
  • Allowing each resident choice of care and lifestyle
  • Protecting each resident’s right to privacy
  • Nurturing the spirit of each resident
  • Involving family and friends in care planning and implementation
  • Providing a safe, residential environment
  • Making the Assisted Living residence a valuable community asset

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