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  • Writer's pictureHumberto Fortuna

What is the meaning of Assisted Living?

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

A FORBES Health online article defined Assisted Living Communities…

FORBES Health Article: https://www.forbes.com/health/senior-living/what-is-assisted-living/


What is the meaning of Assisted Living?
What is the meaning of Assisted Living?

“Assisted Living Communities are for older adults who want to remain independent in a home-like setting, but need non-medical assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)…

After reading an overview about Assisted Living Communities, I decided to take this important matter and subject to the next level for Floridians.


I would like to dig deeper into this question and be more specific for residents of Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade Counties. Each state has different regulations and agencies who monitor and regulate Assisted Living Communities.


Assisted Living Facilities are licensed and surveyed by the State of Florida. All Placement Counselors Corp. facilities that we represent, are licensed and monitored by ACHA, the Florida Agency for HealthCare Administration.


In the state of Florida Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) provide full-time living arrangements in the least restrictive and most home-like setting.


The basic services include, but are not limited to:

Housing and nutritional meals.

Help with the activities of daily living, such as:

· Toileting

· Bathing

· Dressing

· Eating

· Walking

· Physical Transfer

· Medication Management

· Arrange for Health Care Services

· Provide or Arrange for Transportation to Health Care Services

· Health Monitoring

· Respite Care

· Social Activities.


Let’s keep in mind, there are many different Assisted Living Communities in Southeast Florida. In Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, there is a range of facilities you can select, from large to small.

In SE Florida, Assisted Living Communities have evolved and specialized, while developing their own niche.

You can find facilities from those offering assistance with basic Activities of Daily Living, like meals service and activities, to those with luxury accommodations and amenities, such as spas, bars and even concierge services.


Some of the specializations in these Assisted Living Communities is the care of Alzheimer’s or related dementias in special care units. These Memory Care units are usually, but not always secure and or locked units. Keep in mind, just because someone was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia doesn’t mean that they have to be in a secured unit.


Let’s keep in mind that Assisted Living Communities are typically equipped with 24-hour, on-site staff and provide up to three prepared meals supervised by a dietitian, as well as Housekeeping and some Transportation services, in many cases.


The secret of how to select the correct Assisted Living Facility for yourself or your loved one, is the combination of the resident’s needs, whether it be Geographical, Physical, financial or the care that is needed.

the meaning of Assisted Living
the meaning of Assisted Living

Our goal and expectation at Placement Counselors Corporation is to guide and help narrow the search, based on the client’s physical, emotional, clinical, financial, and geographical needs.


Our Counselors are professionals with diverse levels of education and experience in the health care field. We tap into our Counselor’s education and experience to identify the right resources to address your needs. PCC networks on an on-going basis with Doctors, Attorneys, Social Workers, Real Estate Agents, and many other professionals. Together, we are able to assist in placing people in alternative housing at no cost to the client.


Placement Counselors Corp. under the supervision of Humberto Fortuna MA, MS Geriatric Specialist, has been providing a Free Placement Service in Southeast Florida since 1999.

You can contact him or his team for Free at

954 965 2925 in Broward,

561 329 4337 Palm Beach

Dade County 305 931 0618.

the meaning of Assisted Living
the meaning of Assisted Living

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These days, Retirement Homes or Senior Living Facilities are the most searchable words online, as families are looking for an Alternative Housing or a place for Mom, Dad or a loved one. Many times, families begin their online search with sentences like, Elder Care Home Services or In- Home Services for Seniors as an alternative to Assisted Living Facility or a Nursing Home. Families are starting to realize that In-home care for the elderly is not always the best choice financially. That’s when families begin to search for an Assisted Living Facility near them, without understanding what to ask or look for, or what they really need, based on the care, budget, and geographical needs.

At times, a Medicaid Nursing Home is recommended or is the appropriate choice for a specific moment. Whatever your situation may be, Placement Counselors Corp. can be your Senior Advisor for all your senior care assistance needs. We have over 25 years of experience in the tri- county area of Southeast Florida, Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County. Just remember we are a Local Counselors Agency in Florida, and we are a phone call away.



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