Assisted living offers a unique form of staffed homes that combines independent living with supportive services tailored to the individual needs of each resident. Assisted living services provided to people with disabilities are subject to the Community Care Licensing Act if services are provided by or through an operator (organization) to 3 or more adults in the same home, who are not related by blood or marriage to the operator of the premises, and do not require, on a regular basis, unscheduled professional health services.
The decision to move to a staffed home is often a difficult one for families. Where appropriate, a staffed home can provide a safe and comfortable environment for people with disabilities. These homes offer a wide range of services, from assistance with activities of daily living to social activities and recreational activities.
The cost of a staffed home can vary greatly depending on the services offered and the location of the home. The combination of independent living with supportive services can provide individuals with the freedom and security they need to continue to live fulfilling lives in community and the ability to transition into adulthood and live lives of their own choosing.