Different Care Giving Options

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How do I determine the level of care?

Different Care Giving Options

Caregiving entails many services, including:

Home care -- allows for care in the home. Sometimes, home health nurses will visit to give baths, and supervise in the medical care of someone frail and elderly.

Adult Day Care -- provides a setting for the elderly person to stay during the day. Open Monday - Friday, generally.

Respite Care -- allows the caregiver a break from the demands of caregiving.

Hospice Care --- for terminally ill --- usually with six months or less to live. Provides an in-home atmosphere, and medical professionals.

Residential Care --- care at a nursing home or convalescent center. Many nursing homes have a "two year" waiting list!



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