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Housing, and Life Care Options
When considering care and placement, there are many options from which to choose. At the Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm, we are devoted to helping you and your loved one find the care and placement that fits your needs, your budget, and your desires.

In addition, our firm has long-established relationships with care facilities, providers, and senior vendors. We utilize our influence on behalf of our clients to enhance their quality of care.

Here are some housing and life care options to consider:

Most of us want to stay in our home in familiar and comfortable surroundings. In fact, aging at home is the optimal and most cost-effective choice. Our firm promotes and encourages independence for as long as possible. We are glad to connect you to resources that enable you or your loved one to remain at home in a safe and secure environment.
Home With Assistance
Remaining at home may be easier with care assistance. Assistance can be given with daily living tasks, like cooking, cleaning, laundry, dressing, grooming, bathing, shopping, etc. Most home care agencies offer assistance from a minimum of 4 hours up to a maximum of 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Home With Adult Day Care
Adult day care centers offer tremendous benefits. They provide meals, social and educational activities, and often transportation. An adult day care allows one to be engaged and supervised during the day but able to return home to his or her familiar surroundings in the evenings.
Life With Family
Your best option may be to live with a family member. In many cases, families have entered into care contracts and/or life estates to receive reimbursement for the care of their loved ones.
Independent Living Housing
Independent living communities offer maintenance-free lifestyles and social activities within a safe, secure environment. Amenities vary widely, but many offer fitness studios, pools, tennis courts, recreation rooms, movie theaters, transportation, meals, and entertainment.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
A continuing care retirement community offers residents a comprehensive, lifetime range of care from independent living to nursing care at the same venue. Most continuing care retirement communities require a one-time entrance fee in addition to a monthly rental fee. They also offer amenities like those listed above.
Assisted Living
An assisted living community may be an option if assistance is needed with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, incontinence care, and meal preparation. Assisted living communities range in size from large to small group home settings. Some assisted living communities offer specialized, secure programs for seniors with memory impairments. 
Nursing Care and Rehab
If short-term rehabilitation after a surgery or illness is required, nursing facilities may be a good option. Nursing care communities also offer permanent residence to those who require long-term care provided by medical professionals.
Hospice is an in-home resource that provides medical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients with a terminal diagnosis and their families.
Respite care is temporary relief care, designed for when a regular caregiver is unavailable or out-of-town. Respite care is short-term care that ranges from a few hours to overnight stays in assisted living or nursing facilities.
Call us today for an assessment of your Life Care options

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