To stay at home, an aging expert, such as an Aging Life Care™ Professional (a/k/a Care Manager), can be a valuable resource to help you weigh your options, determine how much care you need, connect you with the best options, and coordinate all the players.
- Home care. People who do not need medical attention, but simply help with household activities, running errands, or light companionship, benefit from home care. The key to success is finding a good match between the caregiver’s personality and your own.
- Adult day care*. If someone is available for nighttime care of a person with dementia or light medical needs, then adult day care can provide engaging daytime activities, meals, and relief for the caregiver. Ideal for working families or a spouse who needs a break. *Please note: most adult day care centers are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, though some are providing virtual engagement and experiences.
- Home health. Patients are able to leave a skilled nursing facility yet continue receiving needed therapy through visits at home. This is a short-term service, ending when the patient has improved as much as can be expected.
- Hospice at home. Hospice is for people with a life expectancy of up to six months who opt for improved quality of life over the hardships of treatment. Nurses visit at home to monitor pain, ensure comfort, and to support families.
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