At Caring Senior Service of Long Island, we understand that deciding on long-term care for yourself or an aging loved one is not an easy decision. Making the right choice requires some research into the different options available to you.

Here is a brief overview of the most common types of care available.

 

Nursing Home

n-OLDER-WOMAN-WITH-DOCTOR-628x314-1Nursing homes offer skilled care given by a registered nurse and include medical monitoring and treatments by trained professionals, like physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists. They offer 24-hour medical care and supervision.

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing alternative for older adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not require intensive medical or nursing care.

Independent Living

For the most part, residents in independent living facilities are independent. They are active seniors who can complete most of the activities of daily living without assistance.

Non-Medical Home Care

90% of people 50+ want to remain at home as long as possible. Home care is the only option that allows them to do so. Non-medical home care assists seniors with daily activities so they can remain safe, healthy, and at home.

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