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The Benefits of Smaller Assisted Living Centers

The Benefits of SMALLER ASSISTED LIVING CENTERS PERSONALIZED CARE Residents at larger centers may feel anonymous At smaller centers, residents have names- not numbers Caregivers are able to get to know residents and their needs Residents can be more comfortable receiving care from familiar faces BETTER COMMUNICATION Smaller centers have smaller staffs, so communication among caregivers is improved Family members can establish relationships with caregivers for thorough updates %23 Any changes in a resident's health will be noted and conveyed in a timely manner Residents can receive more info from caregivers than they would in a large center INDIVIDUAL NEEDS Every assisted living resident has a unique set of needs You can feel confident that your loved one will be taken care of Consistency of caregivers means that no needs will be overlooked Each resident is fully understood so they can receive the best care possible 1 SOCIALIZATION Each resident at a smaller facility becomes part of a community Residents may have an easier time socializing and making friends Residents may be more likely to participate in activities when they feel included Socialization is an important part of healthy aging SAFETY Smaller centers give memory residents better familiarity with their surroundings Studies have shown that: • Larger centers have more falls, no matter the number of weekly personal care hours • Safety devices are used less commonly in larger centers • Bedrails and “geri-chairs" are used more often in smaller centers PROVIDED BY: Alfred House ELDERCARE wWW.ALFREDHOUSE.COM SOURCES: http://www.nebi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17044133 http://www.assisted-living-directory.com/content/facility-size.cfm http://www.alfredhouse.com/our-services.aspx

The Benefits of Smaller Assisted Living Centers

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It’s easy to feel like your elderly loved one is going to be overlooked in a large assisted living center. Smaller centers offer consistency of caregivers, which means no needs will be overlooked! D...

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