Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Independent Living?

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6 months, said...

Nursing is a necessary service as the population grows older shell shockers


7 months, said...

I AM 65 AND LIVE IN AN alf W/MY LITTLE BLIND DOG. I would like some advise on moving to a CCCR or independent living community. I have long term health w/Humana, Medicaide, SSI,and pension. Pls respond with a list, if there is one, of facilities around the Deland, FL area. I dpn't mind being put on a waiting list, but I would love to have something by myself.


7 months, said...

Very detailed explanation of care types


10 months, said...

My brother is 61yrs old and a diabetic/dialysis patient. He needs to be monitored regarding his diabetes and scheduling of his dialysis treatments. While seemingly "normal" , he does have some developemental issues and doesn't make wise decisions regarding his health. While he wants to be independent he would benefit from assist living with some level of health management as that is my family's major concern. Are there any programs available to meet these needs?


12 months, said...

My brother had brain surgery, due to Cancer. He is paralyzed on the left side and has cognitive issues. He has to have more Chemo and we don't have young family members, who could care for him in their homes. At present, not sure what his outcome will be. But, I doubt if he can live alone. At present, he is a resident at Willow Park. The family doesn't like it.


about 1 year, said...

I looking for a Skilled Nursing Facility for my father who is 78 and has Alzheimer's, near Montrose, that will take MediCal.


over 1 year, said...

I am deaf and 57 years old. I am SSI and SSDI. I am independent. I found Newsome Homes and need voucher.


over 1 year, said...

My grandmother is currently living by herself. She was told that she needs to move to independent living now while she is still mobile. She was told that if she falls she will no longer be eligible for independent living and will only be eligible for a higher level of care or Medicare facility. We are hoping to gather information to make an informed decision.


over 1 year, said...

notify me via Caring.com


over 1 year, said...

Looking for information for senior citizen living near Grosse Pointe, MI. They are currently independent, in their mid eighties, and semi-active. Would like to have progressive care as they age in the same facility. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


over 2 years, said...

Hi, I have made clear of my understanding and of my sobriety. I am in memory pain as well as in pain again. They have talked my leg off. Thanks, Galicia


over 2 years, said...

I need help for my mom long term placement she has 3rd stage alzimer she tells people we have kiddnaped her and we drag her around the yard I really need help please help me find long term place ment


over 2 years, said...

This is simply super


over 2 years, said...

I can handle my own affairs, but my ex-husband wants to control my medical care if I need it or not to the point of threatening to baker act as he has done in the past or if he cannot control my money, stoops to put in in jail so he has free reign on my monthly disability pay dhek I's been happening more than my sons and daughters knowl


over 2 years, said...

hello my mom needs 24hr care.She dont eat well at time .She needs friends,love and some people to talk to. my mom don't receive medicaid she have medicare.i have a hard time of getting her n a place. my mom can walk with a walker she go dialysis she have diabetes and high blood pressure.She receive VA benefit off my dad that was a veteran.So please help me fine and put my mom in a place.


over 2 years, said...

Thats helpful


almost 3 years, said...

My Aunt needs help with her medicine ,and dose't eat good. She needs friends she loves to talk. She very demanding to. She weak a little. She still drives a car.


almost 3 years, said...

Hello, Thank you for reaching out to Caring.com for information about available providers. If you are looking for low-income housing, you may want to contact your local Area Agency on the Aging: https://www.caring.com/local/area-agency-on-aging.


almost 3 years, said...

I am looking for an Independent Living Community in Springfield, MA that accepts Section 8. Please advise. Thank you.


over 3 years, said...

Hello Everyone, Thanks for sharing about your experience. As mentioned in prior comments, our family advisors can help answer your questions and explain different options for you and your husband: (800) 325-8591. This free service is available seven days a week at no charge. We can even help schedule tours for some communities. We also offer senior living information in this area of our website: http://www.caring.com/local


over 3 years, said...

tryna find a place for me with a little assistance


almost 4 years, said...

Do not understand the fee schedule


almost 4 years, said...

A few important things to add: 1. Cost Vary Widely By State. An nursing home in NY can be 2X as expensive as a nursing home in Alabama. 2. Traditional Channels Are Not Often Available For Payment - Many people think insurance and Medicare pay for these services. They don't. Families need to be financially creative. Can a family member help care for a loved one? Can you hire a part-time nurse to visit the home? 3. Talk To A Geriatrician - These are doctors that focus on helping the elderly and their families. They can help navigate many of the challenges the elderly face. Social workers are also helpful.


about 4 years, said...

Are there any assisted living for physically younger adult. It's hard to find any assisting living places with a younger population of people who need just that little extra help. If you have found any. Please let me know. Thanks


over 4 years, said...

iwas trying to ask about the medical power attorney and durable poa and could not find comment box


over 4 years, said...

I am frustrated that living options are not up front on whether they are private pay or will take Medicare/Medicaid and VA Benifits.


over 4 years, said...

no comment /just started looking


over 4 years, said...

Hi hurting heart, Thanks for sharing about your experience. As mentioned in my prior comment, our family advisors can help answer your questions and explain different options for you and your husband: (800) 973-1540 This free service is available seven days a week at no charge. We can even help schedule tours for some communities. We also offer senior living information in this area of our website: http://www.caring.com/local


over 4 years, said...

Not knowing what I need at this point. Husband cannot drive, prepare food, walks with a walker, needs supervision with medications, but can otherwise care for himself. Dementia, etc. However, I am still ok. We cannot maintain our home like we used to. Don't know what kind of facility to look into. He needs help, but I need to live normally. What to do??


over 4 years, said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! If you're in need of senior living or have questions about senior living options, please do call our family advisors: (800) 973-1540 This free service is available seven days a week at no charge to seniors and families seeking senior living. We can even help schedule tours for some communities. We also offer senior living information in this area of our website: http://www.caring.com/local


over 4 years, said...

62 Y.O. Male, independent for now and hate moving! Medically sound, physically broken yet mobile! Friendly yet not a 'social butterfly'! Looking for an independent with the possibility of requiring some assisted living without having to move!


over 4 years, said...

We are going to sell our house because we cannot keep the yard work up and the painting, etc ,just because we are getting older. I love working in yard but just can't do it without hurting a lot. My husband is still driving but he is getting slower and slower with everything he does and we are just wantingto inquire on prices, etc. We would only need two bedroom , even one would be ok, but do have family and grandchildren, greats that I dearly love to be around. So I you could send me some kind literature, I w ould appreciate it.


over 4 years, said...

Need areas that accept Medicare only


over 5 years, said...

Do widows of WW2 vets qualify for Vet benefits? How do you go about finding this out? Do you need a lawyer to do this?


almost 6 years, said...

cost and what's involved in each living situation


about 6 years, said...

This was helpful.