Yes! One of the best parts of assisted living is the relative amount of freedoms entailed. Residents of an assisted living community are not monitored as closely as in nursing homes, and thus have the ability to maintain their usual schedule with extra help in certain areas of daily living, such as:
- Medication management by medical professionals
- Help with mobility and movement
- Bathing, dressing, and personal care services
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Medical care services for different health issues and levels of care needs
However, moving into a senior living community does not mean you have to completely give up doing things for yourself. When it comes to some of the daily activities listed above, you can arrange with the staff what level of help you personally need (while taking into account your safety first).
For example, you may feel you can safely dress yourself, but still require help putting on your shoes. The assisted living caregiver can come in after you get dressed and help you finish up.