Senior Care Options in San Diego
There may come a time when family is unable to provide all the support that an elderly loved one needs. What are your senior care options?
Your loved one may need help with meals, taking showers or getting dressed.
Or maybe the senior in your life requires more care in the form of nursing or memory assistance.
Or perhaps the senior is still able to take care of themselves, but they need a safe community and opportunities to be social.
In all of these situations, Elder Answers can help.
What Are My Senior Care Options in San Diego County?
There are hundreds of senior care communities and homes throughout the county, so it may be challenging to identify the most appropriate fit.
Here are the different categories. Click on the link for more detail.
Assisted living: These communities or homes are for seniors who don’t need ongoing medical assistance, but who do need help with Activities of Daily Living. This category includes board and care homes.
Independent living: This setting is appropriate for seniors who are able to live without assistance, but who would like to be part of a community, including help with housekeeping, meals and transportation.
Dementia care: If your loved one suffers from dementia and can no longer live independently, a dementia care facility with memory programs can be an appropriate choice.
Nursing home: For San Diego seniors who require ongoing access to medical staff or equipment, a nursing home, also known as a “skilled nursing facility,” is what is needed. Nursing homes can provide both long-term and short-term care.
Board and Care: Board and Care homes are a different kind of San Diego assisted living. Rather than a large campus with dozens, even hundreds of residents, these are houses with anywhere from 6 to 15 residents. Board and Care homes allow for more personal attention and a less structured, cozier environment.
In-home care: Another one of the senior care options is to hire an in-home care provider. Caregivers can be hired for as little as a few hours just a few days a week, to as many as 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.