What Is Assisted Living?
If your loved one is no longer able to complete daily living tasks on their own, and acting as a full-time at-home caregiver is simply not an option for you or your family, it may be time to consider Assisted Living. While making the decision to move a parent or close relative into an Assisted Living community can be extremely difficult, you will find that the right supportive environment can actually help them - and you - live a healthy, more positive lifestyle.
An Assisted Living community provides round-the-clock assistance with daily living activities like meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, and financial management in a safe and friendly environment. Most communities also have one or more medical professionals on staff who can address common health care needs.
In addition to these supportive services, all Capri Assisted Living communities offer on-site and nearby amenities with free, scheduled transportation so your loved one can be with friends, remain active, and do the things they love. Each community has a robust activities calendar, outdoor space, and lively common areas - providing each resident with thoughtful stimulation and opportunities for socialization.
What’s the difference between “RCAC” and “CBRF” Assisted Living communities?
The State of Wisconsin regulates Assisted Living communities and differentiates between the type of care required for each resident. An RCAC community, or Residential Care Apartment Complex, is geared toward mentally competent adults and allows each resident the right to an individual apartment with a locked entrance, private kitchen, and private bathroom. A CBRF community, or Community-based Residential Facility, supports residents with more advanced needs and often provides the option of a shared room.
From a care standpoint, all Capri Assisted Living communities provide high-quality support for both RCAC- and CBRF-eligible residents. In fact, while many doctors will assume the need for a CBRF-style community for a resident with complex needs, we can provide just as much care in our RCAC-style communities before the resident needs to move to a CBRF.
Benefits of choosing an Assisted Living Community:
- 24-hour on-site support with daily living activities
- Linen, laundry, housekeeping, and meals included in rent
- State of the art call systems installed in each resident's room or apartment
- Visiting or on-site professional medical staff
- On-site and nearby amenities with free, scheduled transportation
- Daily activities allow residents to be around friends and stay active in mind and body
- Peace of mind knowing you are being looked out for by staff
- A range of pricing options so you can live your life without worrying about budget
What Assisted Living Does Not Offer
While an Assisted Living community supports ageing adults, it is not the right fit for everyone. Those adults with serious mental or physical disabilities probably need more advanced care than a typical Assisted Living community can provide. For questions about your loved one’s specific situation, contact Capri communities.
Costs associated with Assisted Living
Like Independent Living communities, most Assisted Living communities charge a base rate for rent and utilities, with the addition of supportive services like assistance with daily living activities, linen, laundry, meals, and housekeeping. Most Capri communities also come with state-of-the-art alert systems in each room for peace of mind. Additional costs may include specialized medical care or support.
If you have additional questions about Assisted Living, contact us here at Capri Communities. You can also check our our Campuses and Communities page.