Long Term Care: Which is the right one?

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Long Term Care: Which is the right one?

While most older adults hope or plan to age in place in their own homes or communities, changes in their health and physical abilities often bring housing alternatives into play.

As the population ages, more and more families face this issue. On average, people turning 65 today will live for nearly another 20 years, up from about 15 years in 1970. The federal government estimates that 7 in 10 of them will need some form of long-term care in their lifetime. One in 5 will need it for more than five years. 

Several types of residential communities for older people offer a range of personal and health care services. And care options are available for loved ones who can no longer live fully independent lives but do not yet need or wish to move into a specialized facility.

Long-term care can be a continuum with needs evolving as loved ones age. This list provides a brief description of common types of long-term care, with links to AARP guides and other resources so that you can learn more about each type.

Continue reading here:  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/basics/info-2020/long-term-care.html