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Long-Term Care Options

  • Dec 14, 2022

Long-term care provides an array of care options, including aging in place within a person’s home, an Adult Day Care Center community program, or an assisted living facility. Other long-term care options include a Residential Care Facility (RCF), a nursing home, and a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE).

Knowing different options for long-term care allows elderly people to be in an environment they are comfortable living. The Falcon Law Group can provide you with more information about long-term care options and estate planning that would fit your preference for you or your loved ones.

Long-Term Care Options

If you or your loved one needs assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), then there are long-term care options. These options help your loved one with bathing, dressing, eating, and incontinence. Care providers can assist with bill paying, cleaning, laundry, and cooking.

In addition, the care provider is here to offer assistance getting into or out of bed or a chair. Some other options for long-term care include the following:

Home/Community Care-Based Services

Home and community care services can be provided in various settings, including private homes and nursing homes, as well as in group homes and apartments for seniors who cannot live alone. It can also provide these services through other organizations, including hospitals, religious groups, and local government agencies.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Accessory dwelling units are small housing units that can be added onto residential properties that do not have enough space for all family members or their dependents. ADUs are especially useful if you have children under 18 or elderly parents who need extra space on your property.

Subsidized Senior Housing

Seniors who live in senior housing can receive full or partial subsidies from their local government and/or private agencies. Senior housing can provide a safe and comfortable environment for seniors who want to live independently for as long as possible.

Hospice and Respite Care

Hospice and respite care are very popular options for seniors who need help with day-to-day activities but don’t want to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. Hospice provides round-the-clock nursing services, while respite care provides short-term assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, getting dressed, eating, and getting in and out of bed.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

Continuing care retirement communities provide a place where seniors can age in place while living independently with minimal assistance from staff members. These communities are accessible by public transportation and carpooling or public transportation services if needed.

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

PACE is designed to provide all types of care for your loved one in one location, costing less than other forms of care. The goal is that no matter what happens during your loved one’s time in this facility, they will always be able to stay there and receive top-quality care from experts specializing in geriatric medicine and nursing.

Before making any long-term choices about the type of care, your loved one should talk to a trustworthy source. Some sources might be a doctor, other family members, a social worker, or another counselor.

Choosing Your Option With an Estate Planning Attorney

senior couple smiling while shaking hand with financial advisorWhen you hire an elder law attorney, you will get assistance with long-term care, health, finances, housing, and the financial well-being of your family. An elder law attorney will assist individuals and families by helping to plan their financial security. They will help set up a plan of action should you develop a debilitating condition.

If you are searching for an estate planning attorney in New Jersey for long-term care options, the Falcon Law Group is here. Legal issues are daunting to the average person. For this reason, we do not speak in legalese; we explain the law in an easily understood manner.

Your health and financial security and your families are our number one priority. When you hire us as your estate lawyers in New Jersey, you can be confident all manners involving long-term care are covered.

Contact the Falcon Law Group at 201-307-0074 and schedule a consultation with one of our trusted attorneys. We are much more than legal experts; we treat everyone we assist like they are a member of our extended family.

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