WHAT ARE LONG TERM CARE OPTIONS?
Home Care Options
This is called for when household tasks become hard to manage. It includes hands-off care such as cooking, cleaning and running errands. HOME HEALTH AIDE SERVICES
This involves more extensive and hands-on personal care services, like getting dressed, bathing, and using the bathroom.
ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE
This type of care involves social and support services in a community setting. Participants can socialize and join in planned activities, with caregivers looking after them.
Some programs also include personal care, transportation, medical management, and meals.
Facility Care Options ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
These residences provide personal care and health services, but the level of care is not as extensive as a nursing home. People consider assisted living when they don't need care around the clock.
Nursing Home-Dementia Care Facility
These homes provide a higher level of supervision and care for when people need even more help with their day-to-day activities.
Personal care, lodging, supervision, help with medication, therapy, and rehabilitation are all provided on site, 24 hours a day.
Memory care is a specific type of long-term care geared toward those with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory issues. It employs specially trained specialized individuals who are skilled in assisting those with memory issues, which is the major difference between this type of care and assisted living. READ MORE How To Pay For A Loved Ones Memory Care And Manage Their Finances