What should I look for when choosing an assisted living residence?

In assisted living, seniors maintain control and independence while receiving assistance with daily activities such as bathing and dressing. Around-the-clock nursing staff is usually not available. Ask for a tour and visit the center during off hours. Sample food, check out the activities schedule, visit with residents and ask about talking to family members.. Most locations require private payment, so ask about cost and consider whether this works with your financial situation.