Age or disability can result in an individual needing some help with routines that could prevent them from living alone. However, there are options such as community assisted living programs that make it easy for an older adult or disabled person to maintain a degree of independence and avoid placement in a medical facility. Assisted living apartments may employ staff members who check on residents each day to ensure that there are no problems. Staff members also arrange transportation to doctor appointments and other places.
There are people who may be prone to falling or others with certain medical conditions who may not require 24/7 medical care but need a little more supervision. For these individuals, there are assisted living facilities that offer single or double occupant rooms where residents live, participate in activities, and enjoy meals in an on-site dining room.