312 East 124th Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33612
Tel (813) 932-3618
Fax (813) 936-9037
Assited Living License #AL6124
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What Is Assisted Living? > Services

The basic activities of daily living (ADL's) are done in assisted living communities.  Staff will assist with these ADL's such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, ambulating, eating and assisting with a resident's medication(s).  Residents of assisted living need not be concerned with daily meal preparation, because a central kitchen and dining room typically provide three (3) meals a day and snacks.  Central dining also allows for visiting with others without having to leave home.  This greatly reduces the isolation that many elderly and disabled may encounter while living alone and who are afraid (usually for physical reasons) to leave their home.

The residence may assist in arranging the appropriate medical, health, dental, vision, hearing services through 3rd party medical providers. They may also assist in arranging outside medical appointments for each resident.  The resident generally chooses his or her medical doctors and other health care providers.  However, many assisted living residences may have third party medical vendors provide services on-site creating a convenience for the resident and family member, as well as creating a continuity of care for the resident.

Residents who have periods of temporary incapacity due to illness, injury, or recuperation from surgery are often allowed to return and remain in the assisted living residence.  On occasion, they may have temporary stays in hospitals, rehabilitation centers or short term skilled nursing facilities in order to recuperate before returning to the assisted living residence.  It is important to remember that assisted living residences are a “bridge” between living at home and living in a nursing home.  Assisted living residences do not typically provide the level of continuous skilled nursing care found in nursing homes and hospitals.

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