Nursing homes and long-term care options provide 24-hour nursing. Whereas, assisted livings provide 24-hour care and assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting or incontinence care, meals and medication management. Often times assisted livings are a third to half the price of long-term care and have a better resident to caregiver ratio. That’s why we do an assessment, to make sure that our clients are appropriate for assisted living and don’t need long-term care. In most cases, assisted living is perfectly adequate.