Here are links to various resources to help you with aging issues … your own … or your parents.
This topic is so important that I have a permanent link to this blog on my website’s Current Client Resources page.
U.S. Government’s Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging Elder & Families information.
Care Scout – help connect families to local information on long term care resources and services.
Adult Day Care – locator service and how to decide if this is an option. National Adult Day Services Association – use the locator to find local services and other helpful info for consumers.
Home Health Care Agencies – locator service and how to decide if this is an option.
Assisted Living Facilities – locator and how to decide if this is an option.
Skilled Nursing Facilities – locator and how to decide if this is an option.
Note that when I come across new material, I post it in the comments below.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers https://www.aginglifecare.org/ – Professionals who can guide you through a plan of care management.
Elder care locator: http://www.eldercare.gov
Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alz.org
Here’s another resource website to hlep find assistance and care for you or a parent:
Note and link to self for a helpful resource and definition for difference between care manager and care coordinator http://www.financial-planning.com/news/elder-care-options-help-clients-get-help-2687741-1.html#Login
How to Hire and Adult Caregiver
Related to the concept of a caregiver – implies staying at home – another blog post on aging in place (at their own home):
Comments for this post also has a resources list:
Things change all the time and online information isn’t any different. Here’s a website that rates the usefulness of online doctor, hospital, and nursing home report cards
Locate an ombudsman (definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ombudsman) for help resolving problems you may encounter with care, etc http://ltcombudsman.org/
National Council on Aging https://www.ncoa.org/
Valuable cost comparisons on senior housing and care at home:
Up to now, the above didn’t really address continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities).
The site has resources, many free, you may use to research and educate yourself.
This site has a blog with a lot of interesting info that may give you insights into what kind of questions to ask about places you may be interested in
For example, I typed in “how to choose” in the search box and it came up with these posts:
Other resources that you may find helpful:
Roseville CA specific: https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/california/roseville
California specific (with other States through pull down bar on home page): https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/california
Who operates the site https://www.caring.com/about/
How they’re paid (free to you, paid by others) https://www.caring.com/about/how-we-make-money/
Helpful resources on these various areas:
Assisted Living Facilities | Senior Housing | Nursing Homes | Memory Care | Other Senior Living Options
One of the things many people forget about when evaluating senior housing options relates to abuse. Here’s a great article on what signs to look for even before having your loved one move in there (look for the signs in those already there) https://www.levinperconti.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nursing-home-abuse.html