Transitions From Independent Living Includes:
It is natural for people to want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. There are many agencies whose purpose is to support elders so they can remain at home. It sometimes takes a little compromising in letting go a measure of independence in order to allow others to come into the home with needed equipment and help. The benefits of staying in familiar surroundings are worth a few changes.
Home Health Care
Each State has an agreement with the Federal government to provide oversight and monitor the quality of Medicare-approved home health agencies. A State Survey Agency certifies that a home health agency meets the Medicare Conditions of Participation through on-site inspection. A State may also be a licensing agent for home health agencies.
Home health agencies can be run by private for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, religious affiliated organizations or government entities. The type of ownership may affect agency resources and how services are organized. Quality can vary in home health agencies within each of the different types of ownership. Each needs to be judged on its own merits.
A type of health care given when you need skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff to manage, observe, and evaluate your care. Health care is given by a trained medical professional. Nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy are considered skill care by Medicare. In addition to providing direct care these professionals manage, observe, and evaluate your care. Any service that could be safely done by a non-medical person (or one's self) without the supervision of a nurse is not considered skilled care.
Skilled Nursing Care
A level of care that must be given or supervised by Registered Nurses on an intermittent basis. Examples of skilled nursing care are: administration of intravenous medication, injections, tube feeding, oxygen to help you breathe, and changing sterile dressings on a wound.
Durable medical equipment is equipment which can be used repeatedly, serves a medical purpose, is generally not useful to a person who is not ill or injured, and is appropriate for home use. Examples of durable medical equipment include: canes, crutches, hospital beds, nebulizers, oxygen, trapeze bars, walkers, and wheelchairs.
Moving out of the family home may be the best solution when disabilities prevent a quality of living within the home. There are many varieties of facilities from which to choose.
Just moving to senior housing makes upkeep easier. Community life is easy and interesting.
- Assisted Living
- Nursing Care Facilities
- List of Commercial Homes
Retirement homes and nursing care facilities are a far cry from the old memories of the past. Every effort is made to keep the senior active and interested in bright, caring surroundings.
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