Various Senior Care Options

The baby boomer generation is aging and has left many of us with our own families and concerns, worried about how to best meet the needs of our elderly loved one. The options available today reach beyond the traditional nursing home. It can range from adult day care to Home Care Services. The choice you make will depend on the specific needs of your loved one.

A nursing home facility is generally the most expensive of all the options available. It should also be one of the last resorts unless the medical needs of your loved one dictates a residential facility with highly trained and specialized medical care. Costs could range from $40,000-$100,000 annually.

If the medical needs of your loved one aren’t as complicated, an assisted living care facility is a more economical option. Generally ranging from $25,000-$45,000 a year, an assisted living facility is for those individuals that still maintain a reasonable amount of mobility. Additionally, these facilities are geared for those that also have a reasonable degree of their mental capacities.

In-home senior care is another option that provides your loved one with the comfort of remaining in the comfort and familiarity of their home. The cost for this type of care has the widest range because it is based on the individual requirements of the senior for which care is provided. The needs could range from general assistance with everyday needs, to around the clock specialized medical care. The costs for in-home senior care could … Read More