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Elder Care Article

Another elder care option -- Private Adult Care Homes 

By Christina Drumm-Boyd, Care Connect of Hampton Roads - 12/16/2014

The holidays are a time of year when adult children visit their aging parents and loved ones and often discover that there has been a significant decline in their loved one's ability to live independently.

While there are various elder care options available, there is one particular option I’d like to tell you about that is not well known but is slowly gaining in popularity in communities all across the country. They are called Private Adult Care Homes, which are owned by individuals who may or may not have formal medical training, but provide custodial care in a "home like" setting.

These community care homes have 3 to 4 residents who live together with the home owner's family, and they have been a blessing to many of our clients. But, as with everything, there are advantages and disadvantages to weigh during your long-term care decision.

Advantages
• The caregiver-to-resident ratio is much better than what a resident usually experiences in a licensed assisted living or nursing home facility.

• The cost of elder care is usually comparable and sometimes less than what a resident would pay in a licensed assisted living and nursing home.

• A resident can age in place until end of life.

Disadvantages
• Community care homes are not licensed by the state and not subject to inspections.

• There can be a lack of formal activities and elder care services available for your loved one to participate in.

• Care homes are not usually equipped to manage significant behavioral issues related to dementia, such as exit seeking or other psychiatric issues.

As the explosion of our aging population places heavier demands on the senior housing and long-term care industry, community care homes are becoming a nice option for families.

If you or a loved one need help with elder care services, aging parents, elder care options, Private Adult Care Homes, community care homes, assisted living, a nursing home facility, dementia, or long-term care, our elder care company serves families in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads.

For a confidential consultation, please contact our elder care firm at (757) 271-4270 or cdboyd@careconnecthr.com.



About Care Connect of Hampton Roads
Care Connect of Hampton Roads holds VA accreditation and is expert at providing care for seniors, care for elderly, nursing home care, long term care, home care, senior care, eldercare, care for mom, care for dad, assisted living, alzheimers, dementia, adult day care, help with senior care, nursing care, elderly care, elder care planning, geriatric care manager, geriatric case manager, caregiver, in home care, long term care, and caregiver support for the elderly in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, North Carolina, Currituck, and the Outer banks. Christina Drumm-Boyd is a certified senior advisor who can help with medicaid rules, VA benefits, VA pension, medicaid, medicare, veterans benefits, aid and attendance pension, veterans aid and assistance, veterans aid and attendance, power of attorney, guardianship, advanced medical directive, will, conservatorship, paying for nursing home care, paying for long term care, legal advice for seniors, elder law, asset protection, estate planning, long term care insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and annuities.

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