Frequently asked questions at Parkside in Rolla, Missouri

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What Is Independent Living?

Independent senior living communities offer maintenance-free living for those seeking a balance between independence and security. These "retirement" communities range in size - from large campuses to smaller enclaves of homes. Service packages also vary; While most include home maintenance - others provide dining, social activities, and some access to health care.

What is Assisted Living?

An assisted living residence provides a combination of housing, supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs - both scheduled and unscheduled - of those seniors who need help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication monitoring (Assisted Living Federation of America). Most states define a resident appropriate for assisted living care as one who can negotiate a pathway to safety in case of emergencies with no or little assistance from another person. These are broad definitions and each state regulates this level of care a bit differently.