The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the older population in the United States (age 65+) will more than double by the year 2030, to over 71 million Americans. When coupled with increasing life expectancy, this “aging of America” has led to a rapidly growing variety of options available to senior citizens who require medical and personal care services. By planning ahead, you can help assure that you receive the quality of care and the quality of life you desire should you need long-term care services in the future.
Residents in nursing homes are in need of more intensive medical and physical services. The goal of a nursing home (also known as a skilled nursing facility, extended care service, or health care center) is to help residents meet their daily needs and to return them home whenever possible.
Assisted Living Facilities
The goal of an assisted living facility is to provide assistance and personal care services as needed, while maintaining maximum resident independence in a more home-like setting than that provided by a nursing home.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
The goal of a continuing care or life care retirement community is to provide a range of services, from independent living through full-time skilled nursing care, that can be modified to respond to a resident’s changing needs.
Home Health Care Services
By providing a variety of medical and personal services through nurses, therapists and home care aides, the goal of home health care is to make it possible for senior citizens to retain a measure of independence while receiving care in the environment they most prefer . . . their own homes.
If you would like assistance planning for your health care needs in retirement, please contact my office: (909) 548-7444 or email: Contact@BenefitCI.com