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Senior Assisted Living: Home Daycare Getting More Popular

When it comes to senior assisted living, more and more people are choosing home daycare for their loved ones. And it’s never too late to find the right agency for their specific needs.

According to the U.S Census Bureau, more than 7.6 million Americans receive some sort of home daycare. That number is compounded even further when factoring in informal senior assisted living care provided by family members, which generally isn’t counted in the Census’s numbers.

Senior assisted living is regulated in all 50 states. Regulations in each state vary, but generally cover the required services each home daycare facility must provide. We’ve provided some of the most popular ones below.

Standard amenities for most senior assisted living agencies include the following:

  • Three meals a day served in a common dining area
  • Housekeeping services
  • Transportation
  • Hour security
  • Exercise and wellness programs
  • Personal laundry services
  • Social and recreational activities

In addition to the above, personal home daycare for senior assisted living also includes:

  • Staff available to respond to both scheduled and unscheduled needs
  • Help with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking
  • Access to health and medical services, such as physical therapy and hospice
  • Emergency call systems for each resident’s apartment
  • Medication management
  • Care for residents with cognitive impairments

Home daycare is typically paid for in the following ways: Medicare, Medicaid, or out of pocket. To be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, an agency has to meet certain federal standards and provide skilled nursing services.

To find a senior assisted living facility that meets the home daycare needs of your particular loved one, you can start out with a list of their specific needs and then find a home daycare agency that meets that particular need.

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