What is assisted living and when is it appropriate?

Assisted living communities are for senior adults who are able to sustain a level of independent living but need some help with the activities of daily life (ADL).  An assisted living facility is not a medical facility, but its residents have access to medical care at all times.  Assisted living is appropriate for those older adults who are mentally competent, who are ambulatory with assistance, and who are able to assist with their own personal care, but who would benefit from help with the following:

  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry, housekeeping and maintenance services
  • Medication management and reminders
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and/or incontinence
  • Transportation to shopping and medical appointments
  • Call system monitored by nursing staff at all times

When is skilled nursing appropriate?

Sometimes an injury or illness will create a need for rehabilitation or a temporary stay at a skilled nursing facility, which may be an intermediate stop before a patient is able to return home.  Should residents of Camelot of Broussard Assisted Living at Spring Lake Independent and Assisted Living need this type of short-term medical attention, our sister facility, Spring Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation can provide the trusted care your loved one needs, with all the comforts of home.

When is it time to consider long term skilled nursing care?

Residential nursing care might be appropriate when your loved one:

  • needs frequent daily medical attention
  • is not mobile or has great difficulty moving
  • is no longer eating appropriately
  • fails to practice proper hygiene/self-care

For more information on how to choose the right facility, see our Guide to Choosing a Care Facility.

We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page that may be helpful.

If we can answer any questions, we welcome your call.  Please call us at (318) 861-2366

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Our top-quality care creates results.  In fact, our discharge to home rate is above the national average.  And our beautiful, comfortable surroundings make guests feel right at home. Come see what makes Camelot of Broussard Assisted Living so special.