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7 Assisted Living Communities in the Florence Area

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Columbia Cottage - Florence

Independence, Dignity and Choice.

  •  2373 Roberts Lane, Florence, AL 35630 $$
  • Twenty-four hour scheduled and unscheduled attention
  • 10 levels of service
  • Three homestyle meals a day
  • Planned off- and on-site recreation
  • Scheduled transportation
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Green Oaks Inn

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  •  140 Pepper Lane, Florence, AL 35633 $$$
  • Licensed SCALF (Specialty Care Assisted Living)
  • Homecooked meals and snacks
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Assistance with all activities of daily living
  • Full-Time Activities Director
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The Neighborhood at Sheffield

World Class Service for Seniors

  •  413 Cox Boulevard, Sheffield, AL 35660 $
  • Warm and pleasant living areas
  • Choice of suite layouts
  • Comfortable common areas, tastefully decorated
  • Social, recreational, educational and spiritual activities
  • Complete dining program with snacks

Keestone of Florence

Delivering the respect and care that life deserves.

  •  201 N Cedar St, Florence, AL 35630 $$
  • 50's Soda Fountain
  • Bistro Fresh Coffee
  • Movie Theater
  • Elegant Dining Room
  • Beauty Salon

The Renaissance of Florence

Assisted Living in Florence, AL

  •  3275 County Road 47, Florence, AL 35630 $$
  • Studio, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Library, social meeting areas, piano and aviary
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Country Cottage - Russellville

Independence, Dignity and Choice.

  •  900 North Jackson Avenue, Russellville, AL 35653 $$
  • Twenty-four hour scheduled and unscheduled attention
  • 10 levels of service
  • Three homestyle meals a day
  • Planned off- and on-site recreation
  • Weekly thorough housekeeping and daily tidy up

What are Assisted Living Communities?

Assisted living communities are not nursing homes. While definitions vary across states, an assisted living community is generally defined as a senior housing residential setting that provides or coordinates personal care services, 24-hour supervision, scheduled and unscheduled assistance, social activities, and some health-related services. Such communities provide a family atmosphere and are designed to accommodate residents’ changing care needs and preferences. They provide or arrange for the provision of daily meals and 24-hour assistance with the activities of daily living to persons living in a group residential community.

Assisted living housing can range from a handful of residents in a single home to hundreds of residents in a community that is comprised of apartment buildings, townhome villas and cottages. Amenities and services can also vary widely, from linen service and housekeeping to movie rooms, chapels, libraries, salons, pubs, billiards, private dining rooms, gyms and pools. Many communities will allow you to bring your own furnishings and in some cases, beloved pets. Personalized assessments upon move-in provide individualized care plans that are revisited regularly and updated as needs change. Some communities are also licensed to provide memory care, for residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, featuring separate dining areas with menus catered to residents’ nutritional needs, secure courtyards and a safe, structured environment.

Who is a candidate for Assisted Living?

Seniors who wish to maintain a level of independence but require help performing daily activities may benefit from personal care communities. It may be time to consider a move to assisted living if the following are issues:

  • Difficulty bathing or getting dressed
  • Poor hygiene
  • Household disrepair or neglect
  • Decreased mobility
  • A recent fall
  • Trouble preparing meals or nutrition needs aren’t being met
  • Missed medications
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Financial mismanagement

What are Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?

Assisted living communities provide help with daily tasks, such as:

  • Meals
  • Bathing and toileting
  • Getting dressed
  • Grooming
  • Laundry
  • Walking
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Administration of medication

What are the benefits of Assisted Living?

Not only do assisted living communities provide help with ADLs, they can provide:

  • The security of around-the-clock professional staffing
  • Social engagement in the form of planned outings and activities
  • A healthier lifestyle through nutritious meals and fitness classes
  • More free time because cooking, cleaning, and yard maintenance are someone else’s responsibility
  • Safe and reliable transportation, without auto upkeep or driving in traffic and inclement weather
  • Peace of mind from knowing that you or your loved one is being cared for, and that any changing needs will be addressed, possibly without requiring a move.

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