Living Options

Where an elder individual lives can be the most important decision in their life; it can effect their physical health, their mental health, and can dramatically change their satisfaction with their lifestyle.

The good news is that the options have dramatically increased and many times there are more then one option. While many individuals need to make a quick decision, you should conduct as much research as you can before choosing the best living option for yourself or a loved one.

Home Modifications

Caregiving at Home

Resources for caregivers can be difficult to find. Here are some general guidelines for informal caregivers and numerous on-line resources that will hopefully make your job as caregiver more manageable, more satisfying, and more beneficial to the individual you are caring for.

Assisted Living

Assisted living residences or assisted living facilities (ALFs) are residential facilities that provide assistance with daily living activities, the coordination of services by health care agencies and the monitoring of residents to promote their well being, and health.

Nursing Homes

While most of us desire to keep our loved ones and friends in their residence as they age, many individuals will eventually end up in a nursing home due to multiple chronic ailments and the inability to engage in essential daily tasks and the lack of skilled care that may be available for at-home care. Choosing the right nursing home can be a difficult task, but spending time doing research can help you make the right decision.

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