Rehabilitation hospitals provide intense PT, OT and Speech therapies to patients that have medical necessity to be seen by a doctor three times a week. Patients can be approved for admission from an acute hospital, other facilities or from home.
Skilled facilities offer 24 hour care. In addition, they provide speech, occupational and physical therapy, 3 meals a day, housekeeping and laundry services, and activities.
Assited living facilities have a wide range of services. They can provide a senior housing solution for adults who can live independently, but also may require some assistance.
Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. There are dedicated memory facilities, support groups and other resources that can help families and their loved ones with this disease.
Home Health is a health service provided in your home, assisted living, or wherever you call "home" from specially trained medical professionals. This can include nursing, therapists, behavioral health and more.
Home Care is a non-medical service provided to anyone needing “extra help”. Services can include assistance with meal preparation, transportation, companionship, medication reminders, bathing and activities of daily living.
Hospice is a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and support for those with a life-limiting illness.
Being active mentally, physically and emotionally is important as we age. Churches and senior centers are a great way to get involved.
Medicare is a federal health insurance for those 65 and older.
Elder law can consist of many different legal documents. For seniors, it is important to have certain documents in place such as Power of Attorney (Healthcare and Financial) and a Living Will.