Assisted living for our parents a sons journey daniel jay baum with a foreword by carol levine p em the culture and politics of health care work includes bibliographical references and index isbn 13 978 0 8014 4468 5 cloth alk paper 1 baum ida frieman 2 baum daniel jay 3 congregate housing united states case studies 4 aging parents united states family relationships. Assisted living for our parents a sons journey authors daniel jay baum publication date january 2007 abstract excerpt i wrote this book to help aging parents and their adult children understand the problems and risks in choosing an alf with the hope that they might avoid some of the experiences my mother and i had my story echoes many other peoples stories but of course i dont . Assisted living facilities are less focused on nursing and health care and more on supporting residents to maintain a safe environment with a high degree of autonomy difference between the homes themselves what is assisted living vs a nursing home because the level of care and supervision varies assisted living homes and nursing homes look different nursing homes have more of a hospital . Many adult children see assisted living as a way to keep from worrying about aging parents safety and isolation it has many benefits but drawbacks too medicare doesnt pay for any of it it . If assisted living is the right option for your aging parent or loved one its important to understand there are three levels of care provided within assisted living the levels of care impact the cost of services and of course you dont want to overpay be sure to ask the assisted living provider if there are additional costs for the various levels of care and what your loved one is
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