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THE 4 CARES: ASSISTED, SKILLED, MEMORY, HOSPICE

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Progressive issues related to care needs prompt comparing the four cares available to seniors as their health issues require. If you are past 70, you likely have already had to consider one or the other or more of the four cares: assisted, skilled nursing, memory, or hospice.

Most of us, with aging parents have had to go through acquainting ourselves with beyond home care services. Eventually signs indicate the need for more attentive care for persons previously able to live alone and get along quite well.

It is the better part of wisdom to have anticipated this likelihood, to have done necessary homework, cooperatively, and to be ready for that visit to the physician when the recommendation is given for identifying the care need of choice.