There are many considerations when attempting to make a decision between assisted living facilities and nursing home care for the individual who is of an advanced age because depending on the medical limitations of the individual that individual may desire more autonomy and more of a social and active lifestyle than is available in the nursing home setting. While the associated costs is a very important issue for consideration, and one that many are not knowledgeable concerning, making sure that the appropriate level of care is provided should be the foremost concern when making this very critical decision for oneself or for another member of ones' family.
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