Choosing a Home
If you determine it’s time for assisted living of some kind, you will need to assess how much care is needed. A physician’s exam and counseling can help with this assessment. Once the level of care is decided, you can begin the process of choosing a facility that will fit your situation.
The level of care needed will also help you determine the type of care facility you will need to research more thoroughly
How do I know when it is time to consider finding a facility for an aging family member?
- If the individual is currently living alone, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so safely while meeting daily needs such as eating.
- If the individual is currently receiving informal care given by you or another family member.
- If the individual is currently receiving in-home care.
What are the different types of long-term care facilities?
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Supportive Living
- Board and Care Home
- Nursing Home
- Alzheimer’s/Dementia Unit
- Memory Care
Pay sources for nursing homes:
- Medicare – following a hospital