You want to enjoy life and family as you begin to notice that basic activities such as bathing and toileting have become difficult for you or your spouse, or you simply don't have the strength to help your struggling spouse. You may feel it's time to begin involving your loved ones in your well being decisions.
Assisted Living facilities vary in scope of services offered but most include private housing in a home-like environment with full housekeeping, laundry and meal services. Additionally, most Assisted Living facilities have staff on site to help with toileting and bathing, as well as medical staff to administer medication as needed. Fitness amenities and organized social activities are commonly available but recreational features are scaled back compared with Independent Living Communities. You will come and go as you as you wish and are able, but help will be there when you need it.