It’s hard to think about what care we might need as we grow older. However, planning ahead and knowing your options is much better than not being prepared in a crisis.
The types and locations of services depend on two basic factors—how much you need and what you need help to do.
There are several options for long-term services and supports in Oregon. Those who need a little help may be able to get it in their homes. Others who need more help may choose settings such as Adult Foster Homes, Assisted Living, Residential Care, Memory Care and Nursing Facilities
Deciding the best option for you or your loved one depends on the level of help needed. The following questions may help you decide the best option.
Answering “yes” to any of these questions may mean the services you need could be provided in your home. For instance, you may only need home care services, personal assistance or home-delivered meals.
Answering “yes” to most of these questions means you could get services in your home and community. Family, friends or personal care attendants could provide services in your home. Depending on the level of need you may also consider a Licensed Facility.
Answering “yes” to most of these questions may mean you could get the care in your home. However, depending on the level of need you may also want to consider a licensed facility.
ADRC of Oregon staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.