Will You Be Able to Stay at Home When the Need for Long Term Care Arrives?

Most folks prefer to stay in their own homes rather than residency in an assisted living facility or a skilled care nursing home. Simply, people consider in-home care generally preferable to institutional care. However in home care is very expensive and is typically more expensive than institutional care unless family members are relied upon to assist with the duties. There are public benefits and legal considerations that come into play in every case. A Certified Elder Law Attorney can assist with eligibility for available Medicaid benefits.

In home care usually requires family members to carry most of the burden of caring for the elderly at home. Acting as the primary caretaker for someone who requires assistance with activities of daily living, such as walking, eating and toileting, can be consuming and sometimes exhausting and families should think through the long term impact on all involved before making decisions.