For assistance, support or if you're in a crisis, call us, it's free: 855-462-0100
Assisted Living Placement in Illinois

 
There are many different variations of senior living. Deciding which option to choose will depend on your mobility, your health as well as your personal preferences. The most common senior living facilities are nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Nursing home

A nursing home is a senior residence which offers constant medical supervision. As such, it is an excellent option for seniors who would benefit from a healthcare facility with nurses on the premises. Nursing homes are well-adapted to residents who are not mobile or have physical challenges, preventing them from living independently. Some of the most common residents in nursing homes are seniors who suffer from major medical conditions, are mentally impaired or need a significant amount of assistance with regular daily tasks.

Assisted living facility

Unlike nursing homes, assisted living facilities are intended for seniors who are relatively independent and are not in need of medical supervision 24/7. As a result, an assisted living facility is a more flexible type of senior accommodation -- residents can come and go as they please as they do not need the type of supervision that nursing home residents normally do. Assisted living facilities therefore look much like regular apartment buildings and residents live in private apartments that often contain the residents’ own furniture. Overall, residents have a significant amount of privacy and, apart from laundry, cooking and basic housekeeping, they are able to do everything else independently, without aid.

Help Finding Assisted Living Placement Services 

Assisted living facilities offer a number of very useful services for seniors. If you are trying to decide whether assisted living is right for you, take a look at the following advantages:

24/7 supervision

Basic housekeeping and laundry services

Personal care, if required

Social activities

Meals provided

However, it is important to keep in mind that each assisted living facility is different. Considering that there are no national standards or requirements for an assisted living facility, they can vary widely. As a result, it is important to inquire about all of the individual services that are included in the fee.

FAQs About Assisted Living Placement 

Take a look at some of the most common questions asked when searching for the right assisted living facility:

What is the best way to look for an assisted living facility?

At Elderwerks, we are convinced that our assisted living placement services are the best possible way to find a senior facility. If you choose our services, we will be there with you every step of the way -- from determining that assisted living is what you need to settling you into your new home. One of our experienced consultants will match you with the perfect home and provide you with all of the necessary information to make sure that you did not miss anything.

How will you help me look for the right assisted living facility?

Our team of experienced consultants will help you find the right place by taking note of your preferences, doing all of the necessary research and taking you to visit 3 or 4 different facilities that best match your criteria.

Are online placement services reliable?

Online placement services have one major disadvantage -- they are normally not located in the city (or even state) where you are looking for a facility. This means that online agencies can be quite uninformed about the best communities and facilities in your area. If you are looking for an agency that has years of experience with Illinois assisted living, Elderwerks is the right choice.

Do assisted living facilities accept Medicare?

Generally, assisted living facilities are not considered medical facilities. As a result, they do not accept Medicare and require private payment.

Finding the perfect senior care facility can be a stressful and arduous process. If you are looking for a way to make this process as smooth as possible, we highly recommend hiring our placement services to help you out. If you are interested in finding out more about Elderwerks and the work that we do to help seniors find the best possible assisted living facilities, feel free to contact us for more information. We would be more than happy to provide an overview of our services and consult with you regarding your particular needs. For a free consultation, contact our team at 855-462-0100 today!