Many families make a choice to put their family member or loved one in an assisted living. The thought is that their family member will be safe and for some, there is a belief that being away from home like a nursing home or assisted living is cheaper than keep your loved one at home. It’s a mistake, before starting the process you need to revert your family member assets to the State.
Assisted living is only for seniors that are fully functional does not need any physical assistance, like no mental health issues, you either cook or order in, no dining halls.
Senior that is transfer to nursing homes are a match with a very different reality, it’s a shared room, food is delivered to them by the facility employees and your loved one should eat on their own. So the best way to age is at their own home, surrounded by loved ones.