A common misconception good intentioned family members have is that the brick and mortar facility their loved-one resides at is a single-building entity. What families unfortunately do not realize is that while there are a small handful of facilities that are non-profit, single-building entities, most nursing homes across the United States are for-profit facilities that…
It’s estimated that by 2050, the number of people who will be needing care in long-term facilities (this includes hospices, home health agencies
It’s estimated that 76 million were born in the United States between ’46 and ’64, the common range for what’s been called
If you find yourself facing (or predict you’ll soon be facing) having to make decisions about senior care for a loved one
What’s this going to cost?
As you can imagine, the costs of (nursing home) facilities goes up with the level of care and services they provide.
Skilled Nursing Care Facilities are, as the name implies, places that focus on residents who need continual or even constant medical care
What is Residential Care?
Long-term Residential Care includes places that offer the above services and more to people who are in need of medical monitoring and assistance.
One step up from independent living facilities are assisted living facilities. Just as independent living facilities do, assisted living facilities offer small apartments, common areas and spaces (meeting rooms, libraries, and the like) and planned activities.
When researching long-term care homes for your loved one, you’ll find out quickly (if you don’t already know) there are a range of facilities that tend to get lumped under the category of “nursing homes.”