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What are the Differences of Health Care Services? (Weighing Your Options)

What are the Differences of Health Care Services? (Weighing Your Options)

Sometimes asking for help is not an easy task. As we age, there are many natural changes and challenges we face. These changes may be emotional or physical and present unique obstacles to daily activities. When it is time to start researching solutions, finding help may look daunting. It is easy to get overwhelmed with information and it is important to understand your options to find the best fit for your unique needs. You may have heard of the terms nursing homes, assisted living, and home care before. Let’s dive into the differences of each one to better understand what they are!

·         Nursing Home (Skilled Nursing Facility) are facilities that focus on medical care, supervision, rehabilitation, and a variety of skilled services. People stay for different periods of time based on needs and conditions. Most residents live there permanently due to ongoing needs for everyday care.

·         Assisted Living (Assisted Living Facilities) are facilities that range in size and services where residents live in separate rooms or apartments and share common areas. They usually have different levels of assistance from 24-hour care to minimal assistance based on daily activity needs.

·         Home Care (In-Home Care) are professional support services that allow people to receive assistance from caregivers, nurses, or health aides while they are still living in their own home. These services can range from 24-hour care to as little assistance as needed. This is an option for people with varying health conditions who require assistance with daily activities in order to live independently.

Now that you know the differences, it is important to determine what is the best option for your situation. Senior Helpers offers a complimentary home care assessment and flexible tailored services to fit your loved one’s unique needs.

Take the Senior Helpers Quiz “Is Home Care Right For Me?” https://www.seniorhelpers.com/tx/san-antonio-north/resources/is-home-care-right-for-me

Sources

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-long-term-care

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/when-its-time-leave-home