One of the greatest fears people have when caring for an aging loved one is that the cost will eat up life savings – especially if a nursing home placement is required. The best place to start understanding the potential costs is with a free in-home risk assessment.
The easiest way to avoid the high cost of a nursing home is to avoid incidents that take your choice away. This is by far the most cost-effective approach to ensuring the best quality of life for the least possible cost.
Nursing homes represent the highest cost option. They definitely have a place in the continuum of care for older adults, but at $10,000 per month it’s not your first option, and it’s certainly not a desired quality of life choice. We view nursing homes as a last resort.
To help you identify incidents that could take your choice away we offer a Free In-Home Risk Assessment. This assessment will help you understand the high-risk activities that your older loved one faces that could cause them to lose their independence and end up in a nursing home.
This article on How To Care For An Elderly Loved One will help you understand more detail on how to recognize activities that lead to risk. Our professional staff will review these with you and create a plan that enables you or your loved one to maintain independence and live safely at home for as long as possible.
After the assessment is complete our first recommendation is always to identify family members or others in your personal network who can help with the activities required to reduce risk. We’ll suggest a plan or activities and frequency for you to follow. Being a nonprofit organization we’re also closely connected with the network of agencies across New Hampshire who use volunteers to provide specific services and we can offer advice on which may be available to you.
If your plan calls for outside resources we suggest you look for a local, reputable organization that employs professional, trained caregivers with background checks and oversight, such as the Moore Options for Seniors Personal Care Services program. Finding the right resource is the key to ensuring on-going success and a longer, happier life at home for you or your loved one.
If you’re interested in getting help from Moore Options for Seniors you can call us at any time at 603-206-2725 or simply complete the form below and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free in-home risk assessment and consult with you about creating an effective plan.