When should one consider a nursing home or assisted living?

Nursing homes provide the highest levels of care, both medical and custodial. If you’re not sure that you or your loved one needs that level of care for the long-term, learn more about other types of senior housing, including In-Home care by contacting one of our highly trained Senior Advocates to see what will best fit your needs.

In one of the following circumstances, one should consider assisted living:

Mental Health: Depression, anxiety, psychosis or dementia

Physical Health: The risk of falls may be too great, chronic diseases or physical disability that cause difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADL’s) walking, dressing, bathing, and preparing meals. Danger of wandering off or forgetting about the hot stove.

Support systems: Caregivers are often juggling work, their own family responsibilities, and their own health. It is not possible for one person to be awake and responsible 24-hours a day. Lack of a support system, such as family and friends who can be called in an emergency and are able to assist in their needs. In-Home care services can also provide support a caregiver needs.

Finances: Difficulty in managing financial obligations.

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