What is Assisted Living?

In our welcome post, we mentioned our long and difficult journey of getting our home licensed as an assisted living facility. During our journey, we would share our aspirations with family and friends; and many times they would ask, “What's an assisted living facility?”

Now, we would generally expect that anyone who has found this site (and subsequently, this blog) would already know what assisted living is, as you (or a loved one) are a potential candidate for such services. However, for those who may not know, we are happy to explain. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene defines assisted living as “residential or facility-based programs that provide housing and supportive services, supervision, personalized assistance, and/or health-related services to meet the needs of residents who are unable to perform or need assistance in performing activities of daily living.” The level of care provided at an assisted living facility is generally lower than what would be required at a nursing home; although skilled nursing administration is a requirement. Some of the services that one should expect to receive in an assisted living facility include assistance with: meal preparation, household chores, medication management, dressing, and bathing.

In the state of Maryland, assisted living facilities are regulated by the Annotated Code of Maryland (COMAR 10.07.14). By receiving licensure from the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality, a division of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the state has recognized that Holistically Devoted Assisted Living (HDAL) is in compliance with COMAR 10.07.14, and is fit to provide assisted living services to its residents.

We want to make it known that the regulations stated in COMAR 10.07.14 represent the bare minimum required to legally operate an assisted living facility in the state of Maryland. We are proud to say that the services and amenities provided at our facility far exceeds those required by the state. At HDAL, you can expect to receive everything indicated on our “Services” page. We also benefit from being owned and operated by a Registered Nurse of many years, and being located in a clean and comfortable 4-bedroom rambler, in the quiet and safe Pointer Ridge neighborhood of Bowie, MD.

We hope that you will contact us today to schedule a visit, so that we can show you all we have to offer!

Respectfully,

The Owners of Holistically Devoted Assisted Living Facility

Holistically Devoted Assisted Living Facility (HDAL) is the premier assisted living facility in Prince George's County, Maryland. At HDAL, we deliver holistic health care to our residents - by meeting all their personal needs while allowing them the dignity of being freethinking and independent adults; and we provide devoted service - by being ever-present as servants in the lives of our residents as we assist them with performing their activities of daily living.

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