When you think of the holiday season, what do you picture? Colorful lights, wrapping yourself in a blanket by the fireplace, and scents of freshly cut pine trees? Or do you stress about decorating your home, preparing for extended family to come, and getting all of your shopping done? Both of these images paint a different picture, but they are both aspects of the holiday season.
The first assisted living facility (as we know them today) came into being in 1981 after Dr. Keren Brown Wilson needed a living solution for her mother. At that time, the only option for senior care was a more institutionalized nursing home setting that focused only on medical care. Dr. Brown Wilson’s mother did not need this type of intensive care but did require some assistance, and the concept of assisted living emerged.