Residential assisted living (RAL) refers to a type of senior housing that provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) in a home-like setting. RAL facilities typically offer private or shared rooms, common areas for dining and socializing, and 24-hour care provided by trained staff.
RAL is designed to provide seniors with personalized care and support while maintaining their independence and dignity. Unlike nursing homes or hospitals, RAL facilities are typically smaller and more intimate, with a focus on creating a family-like environment where residents can feel at home.
RAL can be a great option for seniors who require assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, medication management, and meal preparation, but do not require the more intensive medical care provided in a nursing home. RAL facilities may also offer specialized care for seniors with dementia or other memory impairments.