What You’ll Learn

This guide will provide a brief overview of holistic health care and what it looks like, how holistic health care is practiced in assisted living, and how to identify if an assisted living community uses a holistic approach to health care. Chapters include:

  • Defining Holistic Health Care for Older Adults
  • Providing Holistic Health in Assisted Living and Dementia Care
  • Identifying Holistic Health Care Facilities 

You’ll also get a checklist that provides essential questions you can ask about different assisted living programs to identify if they use a holistic approach to health care, such as:

  • How does the community assess and identify emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing?
  • After an assessment, how involved is the community when working with health care providers?
  • Does the community promote emotional well-being by incorporating the residents' interests into activities planning?