Semi Private Assisted Living

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Semi private assisted living is often more economical than fully private assisted living facilities. In this kind of situation, a senior shares a room with one or more people in a house. Although this can be a difficult transition for some, it can be advantageous as well. Let's take a look at how.

The Benefits of Semi-Private Assisted Living

Many seniors prefer semi private assisted living. Living alone can be difficult for older people, especially for the recent widow or widower. Living with others is socially gratifying and often uplifting. It is also safer. If something goes wrong in the middle of the night, its nice to know there is someone nearby who can get help.

If the notion of nursing homes is undesirable, it may be advantageous to look into semi private assisted living. The problem with nursing homes is that they are often larger facilities with many more people that the staff must watch over. This can make care less personnel and more hospital-like in nature. Those of us who have been unfortunate enough to have to stay in the hospital for extended periods are well aware of how difficult it can be to get assistance when we need it.

Assisted living homes are houses that have fewer people, thus allowing the staff to pay much closer attention to their wards. The apprehension with many semi private assisted living situations is that someone may get stuck with a roommate they don't get along with or that may snore at night. Any good assisted living home will be as accommodating as possible to make sure such situations are rectified.


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