San Jose Family Law Attorney offers suggestions on making wise elder care decisions.
When families are faced with the decision of providing elder care at home, in a nursing home or assisted living facility for a relative, there are a number of factors to consider before rendering a decision. Here are some good questions to answer that will provide guidance as you navigate the difficult and emotion-laden elder care process.
- Does your loved one currently reside in his or her own home? If your loved one does but doesn’t seem able to manage the home, don’t be too hasty in selecting an independent living or assisted living facility or nursing home. Once your love one no longer has a home, he or she may no longer be eligible for in-home care, often a less expensive but just as effective option in providing the care your loved one needs.