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Types of senior care in Hampton Roads

By Care Connect of Hampton Roads - 9/15/2019

When looking for a senior care in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, or throughout Hampton Roads, there are many types of facilities to choose from. However, if you are not fully aware of what each facility offers, you could make a mistake for yourself or your loved one, resulting in loss time, money and stress.

That is why we recommend you enlist our help. Since 2006 our local senior care company has provided one-stop services for assisted living, crisis intervention, legal matters, long-term care services, VA Benefits, and more.

Care Connect of Hampton Roads helps adult children navigate the complexities of caring for a loved one as they age.

Below are some types of senior care in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, and all of Hampton Roads,. Please remember, the type of senior care facility required for your loved one is based on their physical, functional needs and financial feasibility. Identifying those needs properly is important, and may not be your specialty. If you need help, please call us at (757) 271-4270.

Independent Living
These communities are for independent seniors. They often have organized activities/outings for their residents. Many have a clubhouse and a pool on the property as well as other amenities. The residents either own their home and are responsible for the maintenance, or they rent their living space like a traditional apartment.

Assisted Living Homes and Centers
These facilities are for seniors who require assistance with daily living activities such as medication administration, bathing and dressing. Assisted Living homes usually have large numbers of residents 60 or more.

Assisted Living Centers house more seniors and are usually set up as apartments. Assisted Living residences typically charge a monthly rent. Additional charges may be added to cover the cost of senior care services required by the resident.

There are usually three levels of care available in Assisted Living homes and centers: (1) Supervisory Care Services, (2) Personal Care Services, and (3) Directed Care Services.

Most Assisted Living communities provide the following either as part of the monthly rate or for an additional charge:

• Housekeeping services
• Transportation
• Social and recreational activities
• Assistance with bathing, dressing, transferring
• Medication management
• Meal services
• Laundry services
• 24-hour security and staff availability
• Emergency call systems for each resident’s room

Private Care Homes
Private Care Homes are gaining in popularity over assisted living and nursing home facilities as families look for a more compassionate and better caregiver-to-resident ratio for their loved one. Sometimes they are a great fit, and sometimes they are not. Among other great features, they offer:

• Personalized care
• Home-like setting
• Continuum of care (typically residents are able to age in place until end of life)
• Affordability
• Better caregiver to resident ratios

Memory Care
Memory Care centers are a specialty form of Assisted Living designed for the person suffering from a memory disorder. The physical environment and the programs provided in a Memory Care setting are specifically tailored to the individual, with the goal of nurturing independence while maximizing quality of life. They protect the resident from wandering as they are secure.

Nursing Homes
Nursing Homes provide the highest level of medical care for persons who are not able to perform their activities of daily living. The care is provided by nursing professionals under the direction of a physician. Nursing Home care is often used for acute, short stay care after hospitalization. These stays may be covered by Medicare after discharge from a hospital. Long-term care in a skilled setting is reserved for those who need nursing care on a regular basis but do not require hospitalization. These stays are not covered by Medicare, although Medicaid (if eligible) and long-term care insurance will often cover part of these costs otherwise the resident is responsible to pay for their care directly. Often these facilities also provide services such as speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Choosing an appropriate senior care facility can be a challenge. There are many levels of care and dozens of facilities which offer one or more level of care. When it is time to look for a facility option, engaging a senior care specialist who has been doing it successfully for decades can make your life and your aging loved one’s A LOT better.

If you or a loved on is considering placement into a senior care facility, please contact us at (757) 271-4270. We are happy to assist you during this important time.

If you need help finding the appropriate level of senior care at an independent living or assisted living facility, private care home, memory care, or nursing home, please contact us.  Since 2006 our senior care services have helped thousands of families in Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and Hampton Roads.

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About Care Connect of Hampton Roads
Christina Drumm-Boyd is a VA Accredited claims agent. She and the staff at Care Connect of Hampton Roads are experts 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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