Long Term Care

Staying in Your Home

Most people prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible. When planning to receive long-term care in your home there are many things to consider including:

  • The condition of your home
  • Whether it can be modified, if necessary, to accommodate a wheelchair or other devices/equipment
  • The availability of long-term care services in your area, such as adult day care or nearby medical facilities
  • How “aging-friendly” your community is—does it offer public transportation, home delivered meals and other needed services?
  • Tax and legal issues

It’s wise to think now about how your current residence and community will support your needs as you age and require long-term care services.

Support Services

In-home and community services can help you live at home longer. The following are some of the services and supports that may be available in your area:

  • Convenient and affordable public transportation
  • Someone to drive you on errands and to appointments
  • Help with housing and yard chores
  • Help with personal care
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Senior Center where you can socialize and exercise
  • Adult Day Care centers

For Additional Help  https://longtermcare.acl.gov/the-basics/glossary.html