Alternatives to in-home care, or “care outside of the home,” are facilities that can give residents a level of continuous support that may not be possible when caregiving happens at home. CaringInfo is here to help you understand the alternatives to in-home care. Explore this section to learn about “care not at home” options and important considerations for patient care, so that you can make the right decisions at the right time.
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What to Consider When Planning to Find Alternatives to In-Home Care
There may be many reasons to consider moving a patient who has previously been receiving in-home care to a different facility. The decisions are not about where care will be delivered, but about what the patient needs on a day-to-day basis.
What Are Alternatives to In-Home Care?
There are several types of facilities that provide care outside of the home. Nursing homes are only one option that is available to help support caregivers and patients. Other options may have better services for independent seniors; others yet may have better services for more intensive care.
What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?
A skilled nursing facility provides a temporary residence for patients that are undergoing medically necessary rehabilitation treatment. They may be found in the same building as nursing homes, which can cause confusion when discussing care options. Learn about the differences in services provided by skilled nursing facilities versus nursing homes so that you can make an informed decision.