What is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living

Villa Raffaella is an assisted living community located in Pleasantville, New Jersey.  We are conducted by the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy who live on campus.

Villa Raffaella Assisted Living provides a coordinated array of supportive personal and health services which are available 24 hours a day to residents who have been assessed to need these services, including residents who require formal, long-term care.  These are provided in a setting that is home-like, not institutional. Assisted living promotes each resident’s self-direction and participation in decisions that emphasize: Independence, Individuality, Privacy, Choice, and Dignity.

“A special combination of housing, supportive services, personal assistance, and health care designed to respond to the individual needs of those who need help with activities of daily living.  Supportive services are available 24 hours a day to meet scheduled and unscheduled needs in a way that promotes maximum dignity and independence for each resident and involves the resident’s family, neighbors, and friends.”

[Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)]

“Assisted Living housing represents a model of residential long-term care.   It is a housing alternative based on the concept of outfitting a residential environment with professionally delivered personal-care services in a way that avoids institutionalization and keeps older, frail individuals independent for as long as possible.   

[Victor Regnier, author of Assisted Living for the Aged and Frail]