There are a wide variety of facilities to choose from. No matter which option is right for your loved one, Hospice will follow them wherever they go. Below are some options that might be beneficial as your loved one progresses on their life journey.
Assisted living communities are a great choice for someone who needs help with activities of daily living, such as eating, grooming, and bathing. Many also offer respite care (short-term stays).
Memory care communities are specially designed living environments for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. You can expect that staff members have extra training to help people with memory loss. Some provide respite care.
Independent living communities are great for residents who want to enjoy the perks of community living, but who don’t need regular assistance with activities of daily living.
Also called skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), nursing homes are staffed by skilled medical professionals who can provide 24-hour support. Some also offer short-term stays for someone who is transferring from the hospital but not yet ready to go home.
Move once and never again: That’s the big benefit of a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community). CCRCs offer independent living floor plans, assisted living floor plans, and also on-site skilled nursing options, in case they’re ever needed.
For help with driving, getting around the house, meal preparation, companionship, and light housekeeping, hire a professional caregiver through an in-home care agency. Caregivers can be hired on a one-time basis or a regular monthly schedule.