Frequently asked questions at La Bonne Maison Senior Living in Sikeston, 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.

What is Memory Care?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that impairs memory and the ability to perform the activities of daily living. Over 5 million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease and that number is growing. One out of every eight people 65 years and older are affected, and almost half of those 85 and older have Alzheimer's disease.