Types of Eldercare

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Adult Day Care: Caregivers often use Adult Day Care as the first step for aging loved ones. This form of care allows you to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones but frees you up to accomplish important things in your life such as work, church, and community. This option gives you the most flexibility at the least cost.

In-Home Nursing Care:This option allows your loved one to continue living in a familiar place - either their home or yours. Nurses come to their residence and attend to their needs.   

Assisted Living:Your loved one will move from their home or yours into an assisted living facility. The care there is appropriate for their needs and can be available around the clock. This gives them some independence while also providing needed supervision.   

Nursing Home:Caregivers typically use nursing homes as the choice when other options will not work. Here, loved ones receive around-the-clock attention. This option is the most expensive.

 

References:

The MetLife Market Survey of Adult Day Services & Home Care Costs September 2012
Genworth 2012 Cost of Care Survey

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