There are hundreds of licensed senior care homes in San Diego County. These homes are also referred to as board and care, or residential care. In some cases, small senior care homes are an affordable and practical alternative to an assisted living community or a skilled nursing facility. San Diego board and care homes vary dramatically from one to the next. Consulting an experience senior care advisor will be most important when exploring this category
So what does senior care and assisted living cost in San Diego County? Most often, the cost of senior care in California must be privately paid by the individual receiving care. Having enough income and savings will become very important. Private health insurance, including Medi-Care, does not pay for long term care in any kind of care facility. Medi-Care will pay for services prescribed by a physician and deemed medically necessary, short term rehabilitative services
Dementia is not a disease or an illness. It is a broad term used to describe a number of symptoms caused by failing memory or cognitive decline. In true dementia, these symptoms will cause enough problems as to interfere with the person’s day to day activities and life. Not everyone with poor short term memory has dementia. Some cognitive decline can occur naturally with aging and may be mild and not progressive. This is referred
ActivCare Living lost a visionary, their Executive Chairman W Major Chance, who passed in early September 2016. His work changed the lives of seniors living with various dementias, including Alzheimer’s. In the 1980’s and early 1990’s, as the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s was on the increase, special care communities for those with memory loss did not exist. During this time, the primary care option for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s was a nursing home.
A question I’m often asked is, “what is the best San Diego assisted living?” My answer is always the same. The best San Diego assisted living is the community where a senior will get high quality care, AND where they will feel at home. Feeling at home is just as important as receiving high quality care. A senior’s health will reflect their feeling of comfort. Feeling at home in an assisted living can mean several