There are a variety of living options. Choosing which one will work the best for you and your family may come down to location, cost and whether you are willing to participate in the hands on care.
The living options we have listed here include your home with supportive services from home health and/or adult day centers, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living apartments, HUD housing, and skilled nursing facilities. Each of these options presents benefits and obstacles that you and your family will need to weigh before making any decisions.
As our population continues to age, most reports suggest overwhelmingly that older adults prefer to age in their own homes, surrounded by the people and things they love. This might be the ideal location for some while others will need more support due to cognitive and physical conditions that prevent them from being able to safely live at home.
Ultimately the decision will come down to peace of mind for you and your loved one. Most importantly the overarching question is ‘can my loved one remain in their currently living conditions without causing harm to themselves or others’.