Assisted Living Community Alternative
One thing to consider when contemplating the contingencies of reaching an advanced age, is the possibility of being unable to handle your day-to-day needs on your own. The likelihood of a stay in a nursing home or assisted living community may be the first thing that comes to mind. These options exist, but there are some pitfalls that go along with these types of facilities.
For one thing, you may simply prefer to stay at home. Most people love their homes and a house can be especially meaningful after you have lost people close to you. That sense of familiarity can be extremely comforting, and this can possibly make staying at home a better choice.
If you have physical challenges, making home improvements that are tailor-made to suit your needs could be part of the plan if you want to remain at home. You could install walk-in showers, automatic door openers, grab bars, and whatever you need to facilitate comfortable living given your limitations.
In-home health care aides or companion/homemakers can be brought in to help provide for daily care. There’s a cost involved, but it is considerably less than full-time care in an assisted living community or a nursing home.
Proactive planning from a pragmatic point of view is the key to aging gracefully. If you would like to sit down and devise an intelligently conceived strategy for the future, take action right now to arrange for a consultation with a qualified and experienced San Jose CA elder law attorney. If you or a loved one is already facing physical limitations due to advanced age, it is advisable to choose a law office that specializes in life care planning (the combination of elder law/estate planning with geriatric care planning).
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