Where do I start?
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The first step is to determine an ideal living situation for the elder. The most common options are:
Keep the patient in their own home or move them to the home of a relative
Senior Group Homes
Independent or Assisted Living Communities
Long-term Care Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Here are just a few of the factors to consider (honestly).
What changes occurred recently that led you to pursue a change in living situation?
What are your goals or the goals of the senior?
Will this be a short-term or long-term solution?
What special needs would a new community need to accommodate?
What modifications would need to occur to keep the elder at home?
What is the elder's activity level?
What is the current and expected health status of this senior?
What is the level of family involvement and availability/ability regarding care for the elder?
What are the financial and insurance factors?