5 Alternatives to a Nursing Home

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Here is a list of options for elderly care. Senior home care (http://www.brightstarcare.com/senior-home-care/ ) simply means the ability of seniors to stay in their own homes safely regardless of age or physical ability.

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5 Alternatives to a Nursing Home

  1. 1. 5 Alternatives to a Nursing HomeSource: HealthNewsDigest.com
  2. 2. Caring for an elderly ailing relative or friend can be difficult. Manypeople assume that nursing homes are the only option for those whoneed special assistance or care. However, other options exist that offersafe, cost-effective, clinically based care. Here is a list of options forelderly care.
  3. 3. Homecare: In-home care allows your loved one to receivetreatment and care within the comfort of her or his own home. Select ahomecare agency that employs a registered nurse who oversees everycase and prepares person-centered care plans for each patient. Inaddition to RN oversight, certain homecare providers, includingBrightStar Care®, offer the full continuum of homecare so you don’thave to change care providers as your loved one’s needs progress fromcompanion to personal to medical care. Plus, according to an AARPsurvey, 82 percent of people prefer to age in their homes.
  4. 4. Assisted Living Facilities: This option is for those who may needhelp with certain tasks (i.e.: bathing, dressing, bathroom use) but stillwant a level of independence. The centers are usually similar toapartment-style dwellings where each person has their own personalspace but can have a sense of community with various activities, mealplans, etc.
  5. 5. Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s): This allowspeople to choose the type of care they would like. In each communitythere are various levels of care that can range anywhere fromindependent to those who might require more care. The resident canevolve and move around as their needs change through the course oftheir life.
  6. 6. Community Programs: If your family member is still independentbut may need services like transportation or meals provided to them,then community programs may be a great option. Some communityprograms might include Meals On Wheels, adult day care andtransportation services.
  7. 7. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU): ADU’s are additions to singlefamily homes that become a separate living area complete with akitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc. These can be added to a basement,attic, or any space where a separate dwelling makes sense.
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