Deciding on the type of residential care for an elderly

There are various kinds of home care facilities in the U.S. that are available for elder adults depending on their needs. Elderly home care facilities have boomed as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have projected that in the year 2060 there will be approximately 98 million elderly.

Choosing the right kind of home care facility can be challenging due to often high cost and if an elderly will like his or her new environment. While home care facilities vary, safety, comfort, and convenience are the factors families should prioritized for the betterment of an elderly relative. Elderly who are physically and mentally abled may decide to live in “independent living communities” where they can do things independently. Congregate housing or “assisted living” is an option for elderly who might need some little help in their everyday living. Its goal is to give liberty of choice and independence to elderly. Some elderly residences like “continuing care communities” are suited for elderly couples who might need help from highly-skilled nurses similarly found in assisted living facilities. “Residential care facilities,” on the other hand are facilities often similar to real houses where all the needs of a fully-abled elderly are provided. “Nursing homes” is an option for elderly with serious medical conditions. These kinds of facilities often provide round the clock nursing care, monitoring, and rehabilitation of elderly.

The packages offered by elderly care facilities vary from one another and are often expensive. Assisted living annual cost for example ranges between $25,000 and $30,000 per elderly. Families and their elderly should investigate a particular facility by making an actual tour in the place. Compare at least two to three elderly care facilities and conduct an interview before making a final decision. Make sure that the facility complies with state and federal standards and has been certified.