**MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION SOON**
1941 Decker Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29306
Kennedy’s Assistive Living & Educational Facility is a home for elderly and special need citizens. The organization believes that your loved ones can best be serviced in a private home environment. The services that are provided help residents achieve their personal goals and meet their everyday needs. The facility promotes greater independence by enabling clients to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing. We provide services and training to clients to help them accomplish difficult tasks. Five types of services will be provided in three different phases; assisted living, day care for the elderly, training for special needs adolescents, homecare services and community outreach for the at-risk population. The at-risk population refers to all individuals that are performing below basic or those individuals that may be at poverty level.
KALEF is a special organization designed to assist those less fortunate. Research shows that the elderly population is the fastest growing segment in the U.S. The disabled population receives less opportunities than any other population.
• Average life expectancy has increase 15 years since the founding of the Social Security System in the 1930's. Because of the longer life spans and aging baby boomers, the U.S. population aged 65 and older will double to 71 million by 2030.
• Nearly one out of every 4 U.S. households provides care to a relative or friend aged 50 or older.
• About 15% of U.S. adults care for a seriously ill or disabled family member. There are nearly 10.7 million people nationwide over the age of 6 that need assistance with daily living.
• About 13.3 million people are spouses or adult children of disabled older people and have the potential responsibility for their care. Of these, about 85% are adult children (www.adultdaycarefrancise.com).