Not everyone will be able to age in place in their own home, because of poor health, living conditions or other situations. When someone can no longer remain at home it may be the time to make one of the most difficult decisions so far: helping your loved one decide where he or she will live. This is also an issue that may have to be revisited at various stages throughout the caregiving experience as your loved one’s condition changes.
When home care is not an option, a move to a senior residential facility will need to be considered. Learn as much as possible about available housing options in order to evaluate and choose the right residential setting for you or your loved one. Options may vary by state regulation.
Levels of Care
There are many types of care to consider: