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About 70% of older adults will need some form of long-term care in their lifetime; however, no two people require the same exact approach. Depending on one’s health and personal preferences, there are a variety of ways to administer the necessary support. The key is to know your options and make a plan before care is needed.
Home modifications provide a cost-effective way to make one’s home safer to inhabit. For example, walk-in tubs mitigate risks of falls, and medical alert systems provide quick access to emergency assistance.
Caregivers provide personalized assistance in one’s home, and they encompass a broad spectrum of needs. Companion caregivers can keep your loved one company and perform light household tasks, while home health aides and private-duty caregivers assist those with greater care needs.
Senior care communities include assisted living, nursing homes, and other residential facilities. While costly, these environments are an essential way to care for loved ones who can no longer safely live in their homes.