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What are my long-term care options - and what do they mean?

November 2011 | SAGE

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Finding housing, especially housing that involves levels of assistance, can be challenging. The terminology alone can be confusing and disorienting.  Medicare.gov, the official U.S. Government site for Medicare, has put together a helpful chart describing different types of housing and home care options, along with links to locate services and compare costs.

Also, the Family Caregiver Alliance has a helpful guide to help an older person consider what it means to transition into different types of home settings, including explanations of various residential care options.

Finally, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging has put together a glossary of terms that explains various types of housing and home care concepts.

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Bert Marro   November 19, 2013 at 3:43 PM
I just saw Amy Josef's October 26, 2012 posting and I wholeheartedly agree! Buying and owning my own home was something I had always dreamed about. Now that I have achieved it, I don't want to leave it or my community. Are there any programs available in the Brooklyn/New York City area?

Amy Josef   October 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM
Please add CCAH (Continuing Care at Home) to your glossary of terms. There are a handful of organizations in the USA that provide programs to support aging in place. Many people want to age in their own homes, they just do not know how to do it. It is a concept that is gaining a lot of traction recently, as people search for alternative long-term care solutions. Quaker nonprofit Friends Life Care (Philadelphia area) pioneered the idea 25 years ago, and there is a handful of other organizations (mostly on the east coast) providing similar programs as well.

Hilton Brown   March 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I'm very happy to have found the Sage website with all of these resources available to lgbtq senior citizens like me. I didn't know most of these resources were available.

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