Choices & Alternatives In Senior Care
For seniors and their families in need of assistance, there are a variety of care and lifestyle options available. It is important to learn about these choices before making a decision.
Learn About Your OptionsClick on a type of care that is listed below and it will appear to the right, replacing the care option that is currently there.
Nursing homes are facilities that offer medical attention and skilled nursing services due to physical impairments, injuries and chronic illness. They may also be known as:
- Convalescent Hospital
- Skilled Nursing Facility
In some nursing homes the care may be tailored to a specific expertise or type of care. Here are a few examples.
- Rehab Hospital/Center
- Sub-acute Hospital
- Long Term Acute Care (LTAC)
Also, many nursing homes offer special services and secure areas for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia and other disabilities (especially the later stages of the illnesses).
For more information, go to the American Health Care Association.