Posts Tagged Long-Term Care

The Spectrum of Care, continued

The Spectrum of Care, continued

In our last post, we discussed some of the options available for long-term care. Now let’s explore additional options, including assisted living and nursing home care. Medical Foster Home/Adult Foster Care A medical foster home is a private home operated by a trained caregiver. Residents may be elderly adults with chronic physical or cognitive health needs who require assistance in daily living, or younger adults with disabilities who want to reside in a non-institutional setting. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs oversees a program that encompasses about 700 U.S. medical foster homes and serves approximately 1,000 military veterans. Medical foster homes are not restricted to veterans, however. Many people in the United States live in non-VA adult foster home arrangements. Post-Acute Care Post-acute care is palliative or rehabilitative care for people who have recently been discharged from a hospital. Rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and other facilities may offer post-acute

Continue Reading...

Know Your Options: The Spectrum of Long-Term Care

Know Your Options: The Spectrum of Long-Term Care

You’ve no doubt heard about assisted living and nursing home care, but there are many other long-term care options available. An article by U.S. News & World Report provides an introduction to the types of care now available. You can read the full article by clicking here. Adult Day Care Adult day care offers relief to family caregivers and a safe, social environment for older adults. It is suitable for people with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia; people who could benefit from speech, music, occupational, or physical therapy; and elders who crave activities and interaction with peers. Adult day care centers for people with dementia occasionally offer nighttime hours in recognition of the fact that some seniors are more active at night. Aging in Place The concept behind aging in place is to live independently in your own home and community as you grow older.

Continue Reading...