CareKeys: Confidently speak to the needs of your loved ones

CareKeys: Confidently speak to the needs of your loved ones
Care Master | Independent Living
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CareKeys: Confidently speak to the needs of your loved ones

CareKeys: Confidently Speak to the Needs of your Loved Ones

Adult Day: Daytime Relief for Caregivers and Engaged Stimulation for your Loved One needing supervision or safety oversight during the day! Great for socialization and purposeful engagement. 

Alzheimer's: Disease itself, there are different stages within the disease.

Assisted Living: Neighborhood where assistance with Activities of Daily Living ex. Bathing, Dressing, Medication Administration, 24/7 & Nursing Staff available. Licensed & Unlicensed- know the pros/cons of both! 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): All on the same property, or under the same roof. -» Independent Living  (cottages, separate wing, stand-alone building), Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Long Term Care Facilities. 

Dementia: Umbrella of Symptoms, many different stages, and types. *Dementia Friends, Alzheimer's Association* 

End of Life Doula: Similar to a midwife, aims to help families cope with death through recognizing it as a natural and important part of life. 

Hospice: A benefit available through Medicare/Medicaid that focuses on the patient rather than the disease; maintaining com­fort through end of life- best to take advantage of at the time of terminal diagnosis. 

Home Care vs Home Health: Non-Medical (Companion Care/Personal Service Agency) VS Medical Care with Nursing & Licensed Medical Staff. Home Care is typically private pay, but accepting of additional payer sources and Home Health is sometimes cov­ered by primary/additional insurances. 

Independent/Retirement Living: Layer of security/amenities to allow independence while allowing relief of day-to-day chores and responsibilities to allow the highest quality of life. Cottage-style or within continuum of care setting. 

Long Term Care Facilities/lnsurance (LTC): Higher level nursing care, Medicaid accepted, and many different options available. There are resources that can review your Long Term Care policy in advance of when you actually want/need to use it- to help you prepare based on your wishes, and know what your options are for maximum benefit. 

Medicare: Insurance that covers many different resources and solutions! 

Medicaid: Federal and State Program that helps with costs for individuals with limited income. 

Memory Care: Secured Neighborhood/Environment to ensure the safety of your loved one with memory loss while keeping them active and engaged throughout the day- allowing you to have quality visits as a loved one or friend rather than always as a caregiver. 

Palliative Care: Similar to Hospice/ assists in improving quality of life; Recommended to start at the time of diagnosis and can support you alongside other treatment solutions. 

Respite: Temporary Housing, hotel-like; sometimes with supervised care- helpful for caregivers during *Vacation, * PersonaI Time, *Medical Emergency 

Senior Living: Housing designed for Seniors or 55+ -» often offering additional amenities to engage/socialize on-site and deliver a sense of community while maintaining independence. AND/OR Care being provided to a Senior or Older Adult, within their Living situation. 

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF): Most often used for short-term stays, post-hospitalization to continue rehabilitation. Medicare/Insurance assists with payment for a specific length of time. 

Veteran's Aid & Attendance: AKA Wartime Pension, 65+ those that qualify.