When you need to put your senior loved one into a care facility, it’s vital that you find the right place for them to live. This can be incredibly stressful. It doesn’t matter whether your parent needs severe medical care or just needs to downsize their lives due to problems living independently.
But how can you assess the situation properly and take advantage of the options available? Learning at the different options available can help you to make the right decision and can ensure that your loved one continues to have a fulfilling and happy life. Discover some information, tips and advice on choosing the right senior care facility for your loved ones to have their needs properly cared for.
Choosing the Right Senior Care Facility
Choosing the right senior care facility is essential to your loved one’s health and well-being. You need to be sure that the facility can care for their needs properly without overdoing it, and that they’ll have the ability to live life to its fullest. To that end it’s best to know the difference between the various kinds of care facilities.
Independent Living Facility
Independent living facilities are best for those seniors who still have a great deal of independence and can largely take care of themselves. They’re made up of condos or even homes, and many have recreational facilities, with some even featuring shopping malls. Sometimes, optional private care services may be available.
Assisted Living Facility
Assisted living facilities combine living spaces like apartments with organized social events and on-demand, as-needed or scheduled private support services. Outside providers will be onsite to provide healthcare services. These facilities are designed for those who are in need of help with meal preparation, managing medication, or dealing with the struggles of day to day life, but are still partially capable of living on their own.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Skilled nursing facilities are a bit different than other types of care home. They’re not intended for the most part to be long-term, but are geared towards those who are recovering from injury or illness. They generally offer rehabilitation services like physical therapy as well as nursing and medical care.
Continuous Care Retirement Community
These homes are those which provide regular, ongoing care to their residents, who live on a campus. Sometimes they may live in rooms in a hospital-like setting. Constant care is available to the residents, making sure they get proper medication and nutrition as needed, as well as medical care, checkups and monitoring. In addition, they provide regular opportunities for socialization. These are homes for those who can no longer take care of themselves and need regular or constant care.
Help from Your Elder Law Attorney
If you’re uncertain which facility is right for your loved one, your elder law attorney may be a good resource for starters. Attorneys who deal with estate planning have seen many situations like yours and they can guide you to the right decision.
If you’re in need of help with any stage of estate planning regarding your senior loved one, call Stano Law for a consultation today.