Choosing How and Where to Receive Care
Figuring out where to receive care starts with knowing what the options are. While the majority of people want to receive long term care services in the home they’ve always lived in, that option isn’t always right depending on the need. It’s important to familiarize yourself now with the choices available so you can live life on your terms later.
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 CARE
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.