complete resource for information about seniors and
their environment options
a care option is difficult. Many people are unaware
of the variety of senior services available.
Learning about different options can help in
making better decisions in selecting services.
There are several issues to take into account
when selecting services for care: needs and abilities;
finances; location, and research.
activities of daily living are you or your loved
one capable and not capable of doing?
-capable of moving about independently, with cane or walker, or requires
- prepares own meals or needs meals prepared
-independent in bathing and dressing or dependent on others
-independent in toileting or incontinent
-memory intact or disoriented to time and place
and Doctor appointments?
-self management of medications or needs assistance.
-manages doctor appointments
or needs assistance.
there family within a 25-50 mile radius of a
senior loved one? Victor Regnier states in the
book, Aging, Autonomy, and Architecture, "Family
members should be encouraged to participate in
the lives of their parents and grandparents,
not only socially but also through techniques
such as family-based assessments that involve
family members as active partners in the caregiving
involvement is crucial at this time.
-quick response in case of falls
-support, learn how to help care
- The more
times family members visit with their loved one
in a facility or at home, the better the treatment.
before making a decision, do research on the facility
a list of all the care options in your area (Use
our Care Search)
the states ombudsmen program for information about
each type of care in the area.(For more information
check under Resources)
the State Survey Agency for more information on
the facilities (For more information check under Resources)
visits to the facility, announced and unannounced.
make a final commitment to a facility, discuss what
you have learned with your doctor and social workers.
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