Being cared for by a loved one is less commonplace in today’s society than generations before. Senior citizens are choosing to stay in their home instead of a Senior Care facility. Many factors will define the potential for staying at home instead of a Senior care facility.
The National Institute of Aging (NIH) has a very informative article on potential assistance and ideas for staying at home as you enter into Senior Citizenship. Please refer to their website for some important tips on how to make staying at home convenient and comfortable for you and your loved ones.
The most important tips the article provides are for the safety and security of your health and finances. Below is a summary of some of the most helpful suggestions:
- Each State has a Area Agency on Aging which can help you determine and find resources for personal care, household chores, transportation and legal assistance. If you are in need of meal assistance, these agencies will be able to help you find area agencies that will deliver meals to those who have a hard time preparing meals for themselves.
- Working with a Geriatric Care Manager can help you create a long-term care plan and a Medical Power of Attorney. The Federal Government has a great number of resources at Longtermcare.gov.
- Husbands or wives of veterans can find many assistance opportunities through the VA. Check out the VA website www.VA.gov to find all the benefits they can offer.
The summation provided in this article only skims the resources listed in the National Institute of Aging article. There are many resources available for those who choose to remain at home instead of entering into a care facility.
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