Frequently Asked Questions
NURSING CARE & ASSISTED LIVING
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AND QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SEEKING CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
-By Ilene Kramer
Many people are currently faced with the challenge of making sure an older person in their life is receiving the kind of care they need. Devoted family members may even be providing the care themselves.
As gratifying as it is to know you are there for that special elder, you may be noticing a decline in their health, memory or hygiene habits. Safety may also be an issue as well as loneliness. When you are caring for an elderly person many care issues are in your hands and you want to be sure you are making the right choices and informed decisions.
If you are beginning to think that long term placement may be need to be considered, be sure you are equipped with the right questions when studying your options. We hope these sample questions, which cover major areas of elder care, will help you.