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