As the number of baby boomers is closing to almost a quarter of the population in the United States, the implications for the American healthcare system are getting more significant.
Baby Boomers are getting older. Many of them and their families are beginning to think about the long-term care options and payment approaches. In New York City and many other cities and states across the U.S., there is a growing need for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
As baby boomer age, the need for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities rises. At Allure Group, staff is trained to manage a wide range of elderly people’s physical, mental and emotional needs. These nursing facilities led by Joel Landau are leading providers of elder care. They have taken the social and public policy changes that are being discussed and debated in political circles today and are coming up with caregiving solutions now for an aging population.
Offer personalized, compassionate care within a homelike setting for elderly people. Allure programs create a positive environment and impact on the lives of the elderly and their families. From primary care to medical services to personal and emotional counseling, Landau’s facilities are designed to deliver increased daily living assistance to adult patients as needed.
There are a wide variety of senior housing and care options, including independent living, assisted care, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing care, continuous care, hospice, and more. Determining what kind of care is right for you or a loved one can be a daunting decision, but here are a few things you should consider when making your decision:
Mobility – can you move around freely? Do you need assistance getting out of bed, going up or down stairs, etc?
Food & Nutrition – do you need help with meal preparation? Do you need help eating?
Personal Care – are you independent or need help with personal care (i.e. bathing, using the restroom, dressing etc.)?
Medication – can you manage your medication? does your loved one need their medications administered by licensed medical staff?
In addition to these considerations, you and your loved ones should become familiar with the ways of paying for long-term care. This can help you and your loved ones assess your options and come up with a budget plan to prepare for the future.
Many people use their private funds to pay for assisted living, nursing facilities, or long-term care. However, there are other options such are Medicaid for seniors with limited resources, Medicare, long-term car insurance, veteran’s benefits, and senior lines of credit to help families of aging Baby Boomers pay for their housing and care.
While there are many other factors to consider when making this decision, it’s important to do your research, become familiar with the types of senior care facilities, and payment options available to find the right fit your physical, mental, and emotional needs, as well as financial budget.