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Dear Carol: My mother went into assisted living. I like the facility, she is making friends and eating well, but she needs help with medication. Her inability to keep her medication schedule straight was part of the reason that I liked her going into assisted living. Now, I find I have to pay an extra fee to have an agency come in and set up the medications.  What gives? Florence

Dear Florence: The services provided by assisted living centers can vary a great deal. They aren’t as regulated as nursing homes. Some are small family ventures and others are large retirement type villages. The problem is, many people expect more medical care than most centers offer. People need to talk to administrators and then read the contract carefully. Most assisted living centers don’t offer


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