NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK
Each year beginning on Grandparent’s Day, National Assisted Living Week celebrates those served in residences across the nation. Each year the National Center for Assisted Living selects a theme to focus the events for residents, caregivers, and family.
The week brings communities together to recognize those living in assisted living arrangements. It’s an opportunity to explore the benefits and the lifestyles.
Assisted living offers many benefits to residents. While seniors may still lead active lives, other parts of life become difficult. For example, assisted living eliminates the burden of home maintenance. It also improves opportunities for social interaction. Additionally, assisted living costs are usually lower than a nursing home. In an assisted living setting, privacy is more easily maintained, too.
The facilities offing assisted living provide quality care in a variety of settings. Exploring the options right for you or your family member is important. The week offers many activities to explore. Be sure to check them out.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AssistedLivingWeek
Take a tour of an assisted living facility. Learn about the opportunities available. Visit the ahcancal.org website to learn about the theme each year. Organize events at your assisted living facility for family or friends. If you work in an assisted living facility, invite family members to join your schedule of events. Include residents in the planning so they can be excited to show off their home and what they do.
Use #AssistedLivingWeek to share on social media.
NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK HISTORY
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) created National Assisted Living Week in 1995 to celebrate the residents, staff, and family.