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Finding Care and Services

FINDING CARE AND SERVICES

Where are care and services available?

Long term care is offered in many different settings.  They include nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisted living, enriched housing, congregate care centers, and family type homes where you live in the facility in which you get your care.  You can also stay in your home/apartment where services are brought to you.  A wide range of care is available.   No matter where you are, you may be able to get medical care, therapies, help with your medication, bathing, dressing, mobility, shopping, and household chores.  Most types of services are offered in more than one setting to let you live freely for as long as you are able to. 

Think about where you want to get your care and services….. 

 In Your Home

You don’t have to move from your home to get many long term care and services.  Most home health care agencies, homemaker service companies, and physical therapists will offer their services in your home.  You can have changes done to your home to make it easier for you to live there.  For example, you can have bathtub safety bars installed, which can make it easier for you to stay there.

The more care you need, the more it will cost to have services in your home.  The high cost of care in your home is something to think about as you look at this option.  There may be programs or services available for you at no cost or low cost, depending on your individual situation.

 Examples of care or services that can be provided in your home include but are not limited to:

Adaptive Aids/Supplies/Equipment

Attendant Care

Case Management Services

Counseling

Health Monitoring

Home Delivered Meals

Homemaker Services

Hospice Care

Personal Care

Respite Care

Skilled Nursing Care

Therapies

Transportation

The Quick Reference Guide has a list of in-home providers or call NY Connects Genesee Care Options/Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611 for more help.

 In Your Community

Some services are on hand at locations in your community instead of your home. 

If you are able to attend one of these centers for care and services, you can still live in your home instead of moving into a nursing home or other facility.  There may be programs or services available for you at no cost or low cost, depending on your individual situation.

Examples of community programs include:

Adult Day Services

Medical Centers

Rehabilitation Centers

Community Centers

 The Quick Reference Guide has a list of community-based providers or call NY Connects Genesee Care Options/Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611 for more help.

Examples of the care and services offered in your community include but are not limited to:

Adaptive Aids/Supplies/Equipment

Adult Day Care

Case Management

Congregate Meals

Counseling

Exercise Programs                                                  

Health Monitoring

Psychological Services

Respite Care

Skilled Nursing Care

Social Activities

Therapies

Transportation

24-Hour Monitoring 

In A Residential Care Setting

You can still have freedom in a residential setting.  If you cannot get the care you need in your home, you may want to move to a residential care setting.  These settings offer a wide range of services based on your needs.

Room and board as well as personal care services are often offered in a residential setting.  How much care and services you get depends on your needs and the type of residence it is.

Not all care is offered at a residential care site.  Some care settings can change the care and services they offer as your needs change so you can stay in the same place if your condition gets better or worse.

Examples of residential care centers include:

Adult Care Homes

Assisted Living Homes

Congregate Care Housing                                     

Enriched Housing

Family Eldercare Homes

Independent Living Senior Housing

Retirement Communities

Senior Housing Complexes

The Quick Reference Guide has a list of residential care setting providers or call NY Connects Genesee Care Options/Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611 for more help.

Services available depend on the type of residential care setting you are in.  It is important to check out the types of services each offer.  Here are some examples of care and services found in residential settings:

Adaptive Aids/Supplies/Equipment

Case Management Services

Exercise Programs

Homemakers Services

Hospice Care

Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Personal Care

Psychological Services

Respite Care

Room and Board

Skilled Nursing Services

Social Activities

Therapies

Transportation

24-Hour Assistance

In A Nursing Home

If you need a lot of care, a nursing home has 24-hour nursing to help you.  They offer personal care and rehabilitative services.  If you need a lot of care, a nursing home may best suit your needs. 

Examples of care and services in a nursing home:

Adaptive Aids/Supplies/Equipment

Case Management Services

Counseling

Health Monitoring

Hospice Care

Personal Care

Psychological Services

Respite Care

Room and Board

Skilled Nursing Services

Social Activities

Therapies

Transportation

24-Hour Monitoring

The Quick Reference Guide has a list of nursing home providers or call NY Connects Genesee Care Options/Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611 for more help.

Where Can I Find the Best Home, Community-Based Care, Residential, and Nursing Facility Care Services? 

Often, family, friends, and neighbors are the best source of information about home-based care.  They also may be willing to help you with the care and services you need.  Sometimes, you can also get advice by asking your doctor or minister.

Home health agencies, visiting nurse associations, homemaker service agencies, and others can arrange help for you at a cost.  You want to check references to make sure these agencies have good training and services to meet your needs. 

Another way to find the care agency you need is to look in your local newspaper.  You can also find listings of local providers in the yellow pages of your telephone book.  Again, be sure to interview these people and check references about the training and experience of these agencies. 

You may want to move to a residential care setting or a nursing home facility.  Finding a setting that suits your needs and makes you feel comfortable is important. 

NY Connects Genesee Care Options is here to help you figure out what you need and find providers that can help meet your needs.  We want to make this process as easy as possible for you.  Go to Quick Reference Guide section, our website’s Resource Directory or call NY Connects Genesee Care Options/Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611 for more help.