Answers on Aging

Episode 6 (part 3 of 4):How do I know if it is time for a little more help? A breakdown of what IS an Assisted Living Facility, and what are the levels and differences.

By Todd Whatley and Sara Scott


Guest Megan Cosgrove, Assisted Living Expert;
P: 479-586-8784

Knowing where to start when finding a LTC community is crucial, and understanding the differences between classifications of levelsĀ in order to allow thrive in the most appropriate level of care for you or your aging loved one.

What does a typical assisted living look like?

What should aging individuals or caregivers for aging loved ones know about ALFs?
Medication Administration
Nursing/Personal Care available

What makes me no longer “eligible” to remain in an ALF?
Can no longer participate in weight-bearing status for ambulation and/or transfers
Cognitive function deteriorating; elopement risk increases

Different Levels/Distinguishing differences??

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Todd Whatley and Sara Scott

Sara Scott is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and consultant to attorneys regarding nursing home issues and also works with families to find the best level of care for their needs. She has worked with countless seniors and their families since 2008 in various capacities and has a sincere motivation for helping those individuals achieve the best quality of life possible. Todd Whatley is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with 20+ years of experience and is past President of the National Elder Law Foundations the governing organization over all Certified Elder Law Attorneys nationally. He has worked with thousands of families helping them plan for the future and get the care they need without losing everything they have to pay for care. Todd and Sara also have a live weekly local radio show on, every Wednesday morning, from 9am-10am, Central Time, and would love for you to check it out!

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