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Based on your responses, these are some good options for you:

Long-Term Skilled Nursing Facility

A Skilled Nursing Facility has appropriate safeguards, skilled medical staff, and specialized equipment in place to manage the care required for these types of needs. Skilled Nursing can be paid for in part by Medicare if it has been ordered by a physician as a reult of a recent hospital stay. For more information about Medicare Coverage please see this Help Article.

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In-Home Skilled Nursing Care

As an alternative you may also benefit from In-Home Skilled Nursing Care. In-Home Skilled Nursing care is different than traditional In-Home care in that the staff will be medical professionals (RNs and LPNs) that have been trained to give medical care. It is important to have a conversation with the In-Home Care provider first to make sure that they can care for your specific needs.

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In-Home Skilled Nursing at an Independent Senior Apartment Community:

If remaining at home is not a safe and viable option but a Skilled Nursing Facility is not desired then In-Home Nursing Care can be often provided at an Independent Living Faciltity. Receiving In-Home Skilled Nursing Care can often be a more comfortable option than staying in a traditional Skilled Nursing Facility. However, it is important to talk with both the Independent Senior Community and the In-Home Nusing provider to ensure they can accomodate and care for your specific needs.

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Skilled Nursing Care can be expensive, especially over time. An alternative to a Skilled Nursing facility is to look at Section 202 Low Income Senior Apartments coupled with home and community basedservices provided by Medicaid’s Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program (read about it here). Both Section 202 (run by HUD) and Medicaid have income limits and residents/recipients must meet both income and eligibility requirements set forth by these departments.

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For Mild Memory Issues -

In-Home Care:

You may benefit from either In-Home Care or In-Home Skilled Nursing Care. If memory issues are very mild and the condition does not cause a threat to safety and well-being then In-Home Care in the form of a personal helper may be all that is required to provide the assistance needed. It is important to have a conversation with the In-Home Care provider and with a family physician to ensure this a good choice for your specific needs.

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For Moderate to Medium Memory Issues -

Memory Care Facility:

Seniors suffering from cognitive and/or memory issues like Alzheimer’s or Dementia need structured and complete support 24 hours a day. Memory Care facilities are equipped to handle the special care required for patients that have a difficult time taking care of themselves. Oftentimes patients that suffer from these types of diseases will progressively get worse so the level of care needs to be flexible as the patient progresses through the dementia stages.

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Skilled Nursing:

When Dimentia progresses and mobility and cognitive skills have declined to a point of no return a Skilled Nursing Facility may be the best choice. A Skilled Nursing Facility has appropriate safeguards, skilled medical staff, and specialized equipment in place to manage the care required for these types of needs.

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Assisted Living

An Assisted Living Facility has appropriate safeguards, skilled staff, and specialized equipment in place to manage the care required for these types of needs. Often times Assisted Living can be paid for in part by Long Term Health Insurances. For more information about Long Term Health Insurance please see this Help Article.

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In-Home Care

As an alternative you may also benefit from either In-Home Care or In-Home Skilled Nursing Care. In-Home Skilled Nursing care is different than traditional In-Home care in that the staff will be medical professionals (RNs and LPNs) that have been trained to give medical care. If Skilled Nursing care is not required In-Home Care in the form of a personal helper may be all that is required to provide the assistance needed. It is important to have a conversation with the In-Home Care provider first to make sure that they can care for your specific needs.

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In-Home Care at an Independent Senior Apartment Community:

If remaining at home is not a safe and viable option but an Assisted Living Community is not desired, then In-Home Care can often be provided at an Independent Living Faciltity. Receiving In-Home Care can sometimes be a more comfortable option than staying in a traditional Assisted Living Facility. Please note that Assisted Living Communities have changed quite a bit in recent years and services and ammenities at these communities can be quite nice. It is important to talk with both the Independent Senior Community and the In-Home Care provider to ensure they can accomodate and serve your specific needs.

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Low Income Help

Assisted Living can be expensive, especially over time. An alternative to an Assisted Living Community facility is to look at Section 202 Low Income Senior Apartments coupled with home and community based services provided by Medicaid’s Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program (read about it here). Both Section 202 (run by HUD) and Medicaid have income limits and residents/recipients must meet both income and eligibility requirements set forth by these departments.

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Independent Living in a Senior Community Apartment:

Independent Living facilities are available to seniors who need little to no assistance and have only minor medical issues. Here the apartments are often fully furnished and their sizes tend to vary from studio/efficiency suites up to two bedrooms. The senior residents can normally expect to find a full service dining room and, in some facilities, can have specialty diet meals prepared for them. The senior residents at an independent living community are able to enjoy numerous social outings and entertainment events that are organized by the facility's events administrator.

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In-Home Care

For families that choose senior home care, a Personal Home Care company will assign workers to a residence to provide senior care with a focus on the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and making meals at various time throughout the day. These health care professionals also can help with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) like bill payment or transportation to doctor appointments and the grocery store. In many cases, seniors also need some companionship, and these professionals can provide that, as well.

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Low Income Options:

Many of the Senior Apartments that are available to Low Income Seniors are at least as nice as some of the other Independent Senior Living Communities. They may provide many of the same amenities, features, and Senior oriented activities so that Senior Citizens that are facing economic challenges can lead happy, productive, healthy lives in a community that both engages and enriches them.

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Based on your responses, these are some good options for you:

In-Home Care

For families that choose senior home care, a Personal Home Care company will assign workers to a residence to provide senior care with a focus on the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, and making meals at various time throughout the day. These health care professionals also can help with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) like bill payment or transportation to doctor appointments and the grocery store. In many cases, seniors also need some companionship, and these professionals can provide that, as well.

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Low Income Options:

Many of the Senior Apartments that are available to Low Income Seniors are at least as nice as some of the other Independent Senior Living Communities. They may provide many of the same amenities, features, and Senior oriented activities so that Senior Citizens that are facing economic challenges can lead happy, productive, healthy lives in a community that both engages and enriches them.

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