Family caregivers play an important role in the lives of their loved ones. In-home assistance, community programs, or residential facilities enable you to stay active and accomplish everyday tasks. There are many resources available to help older adults continue to live in their homes and participate in their communities.
Families most commonly provide long-term care to their older loved ones. This responsibility can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll, but knowledge of available resources can help relieve your stress.
The Department of Health and Human Services Website Includes valuable information so we have included some helpful links to content you may need.
Information & Assistance
Using your ZIP code or city and state, find resources in your community that provide information and assistance for older adults and caregivers. https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx
Alternatives to Nursing Homes
A nursing home may not be your only option for long-term care. Before you make any decisions about long term care, get as much information as you can about where you might live and what help you may need. https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/Resources/Nursing-Home-Alternatives.html
Medicare.gov: Home Health Compare
Compare Medicare-certified home health agencies. Home health care provides a wide range of health care services for an illness or injury. https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html
Medicare.gov: Nursing Home Compare
Compare information about Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the United States. https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html
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