As the name suggests, Assisted Living provides additional help for those who may not be able to take care of everything themselves, yet can still enjoy a degree of independence.
This extra help could be domestic help - shopping, cleaning etc - or personal care, and can usually be arranged on a regular basis or on an ad hoc basis when needed, for example in the event of illness, so that you only pay for the services you need.
Mobility is often an issue, so all properties and communal areas at an Assisted Living development are designed to be fully accessible by wheelchair users and those with mobility scooters, and will usually provide storage and charging facilities for mobility vehicles. Bathrooms will often also be equipped with fittings to help mobility-impaired residents.
The level of on-site care is also higher, with a team operating a 24-hour service, providing extra peace of mind and expert assistance at any time.