Presentation on theme: "Affordable Assisted Living in Rural Alaska Honoring Traditions by Keeping Our Elders Close to Home."— Presentation transcript:
Affordable Assisted Living in Rural Alaska Honoring Traditions by Keeping Our Elders Close to Home
Definition of Assisted Living A congregate residential setting with personal and health care services, including 24-hour supervision and assistance. Helps frail and cognitively impaired Elders and people with disabilities maintain independence and dignity.
Other Required Services in Assisted Living Homes b Meals b Housekeeping b Furnishings/Towels and Linens b Medication Assistance b Emergency Response b Health Promotion and Monitoring b Social and Recreational Activities
How is assisted living good for our families and communities? b Helps keep the family together. b Honors tradition and culture. b Elders remain in the community. b Provides a cost-effective alternative to nursing home care.
Economic Opportunity b Employment - construction and operation. b Keeps dollars circulating in community. b Operations are self-sustaining. b May be private or public. b May be for-profit or not-for-profit.
Timing is Important b Aging population is growing. b Health services are improving. b Increased interest statewide, nationwide. b Grants and loans available. b State budget crisis make cost-saving measures extremely important.
First Steps b Develop community interest and support. b Conduct market analysis. b Determine financial feasibility. b Obtain site control. b Develop management and business plans.