Senior Housing and Home Care, Caregiving Questions and Answers

 

Youll want to find the best care and housing for your loved ones whether youre looking for ways to keep them safe at home or trying to choose the right level of care in facilities. The good news is there are many options available.AARP’s Caregiving Question and Answer Tool guides you to understanding and choosing the right solution for your parents or loved ones.

Q. What is a geriatric care manager?
Q. Where do I find a geriatric care manager?
Q. What is the best way to communicate with a medical professional?
Q. Does Medicare pay for home care?
Q. How do I keep my loved one safe at home?
Q. How can I find someone to help care for my family member/friend at home?
Q. What are the best ways to hire a home care worker?
Q. What are the best questions to ask when hiring a home care worker?
Q. How do I know when I can no longer keep my loved one safe at home?
Q. My loved one has vision loss. Where can I get more information and resources to help her cope and me care for her?
Q. Where do I find training to do the different tasks that I am expected to do as a caregiver for my loved one?
Q. Can I get paid to be a family caregiver?
Q. How do I find local resources for caregiving, such as transportation, support groups, in-home care and home repair?
Q. What benefits are available to my loved one who is a veteran?
Q. Is there any technology that will help me organize all the things I need to do for my loved one?
Q. What is meant by an assisted living facility?
Q. How does a nursing home function?
Q. What are continuing care retirement communities and how do they work?
Q. Where can I find affordable transportation services for seniors?
Q. What is adult day care?
Q. What is hospice?
Q. How does hospice work?
Q. What is palliative care?
Q. How can I get a break or respite as a caregiver for my family member or friend?

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