Once you notice you or your loved one might be in need of assisted living, the search for a new home away from home begins. However, what if you or your loved one aren’t an elderly person? Typically, you will see seniors in these assisted living and memory care communities, but the truth is that younger people may also require assisted living.
In fact, they do! A younger person might need help in their day to day lives just like a senior might, especially when it comes to meal preparation, grooming, dressing, transportation or other daily activities. A younger person might need additional help in the short term, such as if they’re recovering from an illness or an accident. A longer term stay might be required if they have a disability and aren’t able to live on their own.
That being said, what is the age limit for assisted living services? The answer is: there isn’t one! An individual who applies to enter an assisted living community must only be over the age of eighteen, and eligibility for admission is solely based on the individual’s care requirements, rather than age. After all, a caretaker or a family member may find it difficult to care for someone who is 25 the same way they find it difficult to care for someone who is 85. Young adults with disabilities may not be able to live alone at home, even with the additional help of family or a caretaker.
Either way, an assisted living community is a great way for them to get the care they need.
To move into any of the BridgeWater assisted living communities in Phoenix, you can start by contacting us here to start with a tour and checking out our different communities. A member of our Care Team will be able to help you decide which location may best fit for your needs, whether it’s the cozy neighborhood at Deer Valley, or the Midtown location which is surrounded by a lively downtown scene.
Our professional and efficient Community Benefits Advocates are here to be a resource for you as you search for the best place to help you live your best life. Community Benefits Advocates take their work seriously as they assist with confirming eligibility and other paperwork, all the way through to your move-in day. We don’t charge any community fees or deposits, only a reasonable application fee, so you won’t feel overwhelmed when it’s time to bring you into the fold.
Whether you’re young or young at heart, if you’re on a fixed income, we can definitely work with you to make sure you get the most out of your limited resources. Our assisted living communities are rent-controlled, and were created using the federal tax-credit program. This means we can provide top-notch housing and care without the bill that usually goes with it.
If you’re a veteran, there is additional financial aid available to you as well through your VA Pension Benefits. If you’re in need of assisted living, you can’t do better than BridgeWater Assisted Living!