Posted July 13, 2010

From the ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) website:

Assisted Living brings the best of an independent home environment
together with high-quality services unavailable at home. In addition to
this guide, ALFA encourages you to look for a  general philosophy of
care based on 10 principles that make assisted living residents the top

  • Offering cost-effective quality care personalized for the individual’s needs
  • Fostering independence for each resident
  • Treating each resident with dignity and respect
  • Promoting the individuality of each resident
  • Allowing each resident choice of care and lifestyle
  • Protecting each resident’s right to privacy
  • Nurturing the spirit of each resident
  • Involving family and friends in care planning and implementation
  • Providing a safe, residential environment
  • Making the assisted living residence a valuable community asset

These are some of the guidelines we use when evaluating the assisted living communities in Chicago and Northern Indiana that we choose to work with.

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