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Living Arrangements

You may need help with finding living arrangements for an aging family member. You may be deciding between having your family member stay at home with you or looking into facility options. This can be a difficult task but knowing your options might help ease the process. Learn more about the different options available to you.

Sanford Center for Aging Guidebook “In-Home Care” Section

There are a variety of home care services intended to support and care for seniors. With so many options, finding the right service can be a difficult task. There are various levels of in-home care services offered, including companion care, personal care services, home health, palliative care, and hospice care. It is important to narrow down your needs and to know the resources that can help you.

In-Home Care

A variety of care services to support and care for seniors in the comfort of their own home.

Home Companions

Home companions are someone who will stay with another person. Companions do not provide personal care.

Home Care Non-Medical

Also known as personal care, this care meets the basic needs of an individual. Home Care Non-Medical staff prepare meals, give medication reminders, assist with bathing and personal hygiene, and more.

Home Health Skilled

Sometimes referred to as home health care for short, this care provides in-home medical care for homebound patients, including a variety of in-home medical treatments.

Respite Care Vouchers

Do you want someone to come into your home to give you a break? Respite care may be an option. Respite care provides temporary relief to a caregiver. Some respite care services are free. Respite vouchers provides reimbursement to the primary caregiver for paid respite care. There are respite vouchers that are free or may provide up to $500 in respite vouchers.

The following organizations offer respite care services:

What is respite and why is it important?

Respite Care and Why it is Important

Respite – taking a break from caregiving is so very important and is most effective if it is started early in the caregiving experience and is consistent throughout.  Unfortunately, many care partners wait until they are overwhelmed, exhausted, and/or in a crisis to seek help with their caregiving, i.e.: respite.   Definition   res·pite   […]

Home Modifications and Equipment

Home modifications are changes made to the living environment to increase ease of use, safety, security, and independence. You may need to get your house renovated for your family member’s safety, or you may need equipment such as a wheelchair.

Residential Care

Residential care refers to when individuals are given long-term care by staying in a residential setting as opposed to their own home.

Independent Living

Independent living resources are for seniors who need minimal assistance.

Assisted Living Facilities

Residential living that provides meals and care with daily living activities, such as dressing and bathing.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing facilities have full 24-hour medical staff. Skilled nursing provides total care and transportation for medical appointments.

Memory Care

A locked assisted living community providing security as well as meals and care with daily living activities.

Contact the Sanford Center for Aging

If you cannot find the resource you are looking for, feel free to call us at 775-784-4774 so we can further assist you.