An assisted care centre provides professional care to senior citizens. Assisted care, as the term denotes, is to provide assistance , when it is needed and to the extent it is needed. Assisted living is a stage between independent living and dependent living. Usually this care is required due to age or due to some disability. Elders may need assistance in doing their daily chores that include eating, bathing, toileting, dressing , mobility etc., An assisted living centre need not be a hospital. But it is equipped with trained doctors, nursing or care givers who are trained to provide specialized care for the elders.
Assisted living facilities are available at many of the retirement communities as it is a logical process of ageing. The spaces are re designed to enhance mobility and comfort for the seniors who need assistance.