Seniors and others who are affected by HD have several care options available. Housing options can provide a high quality of care. Adults care homes, continuing care communities, assisted living and memory care facilities, and nursing homes are all excellent options for providing care for a loved one with HD
Adult Care Homes
Residences for aged and disabled adults who may require 24-hour supervision and assistance with personal care needs. These homes vary in size and generally have more than 100 residents.
Continuing Care Communities
Single-family homes, condos, apartments, or rooms for seniors living independently or needing assistance benefit from continuing care communities. These communities usually require a large one-time payment (which can be more than $500,000, depending on the area). The resident pays monthly rent after the one-time fee has been paid. The biggest advantage of continuing care communities is that residents are guaranteed a place in the community’s facilities when they need help.
Assisted Living Facilities
A long-term care option combining housing, support services, and healthcare. Assisted living is great for people who require assistance with everyday activities.
Memory Care Facilities
Specialized nursing homes for residents who cannot care for themselves and who have memory problems such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Residents receive care from skilled nursing and therapy staff to treat, manage, observe, and evaluate their care. Staff typically includes RNs, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists.
When your loved one moves to a residential care facility, your responsibility for him or her doesn’t end there. You will need to continue to advocate on behalf of their best interests. With any potential care options, take a guided tour, ask for ratings or awards for a particular facility, and request references to help ensure you’re helping your loved one make the right decision for years to come.