Looking For Long Term Care Near Me?
Arizona Long Term Care
Long-term care is a broad term describing many different types of care for seniors or those with disabilities. Generally, care is provided by a nurse or a caregiver, who specializes in geriatric care. Unlike acute care or rehab, nursing care is intended as a permanent solution to aid people in their daily lives. Many people use some form of long-term care for many years in their advanced age.
As people age, there can be a gradual mental or physical decline and people sometimes lose the ability to care for themselves safely. Ideally, everyone would like to live in their own home for as long as possible taking care of themselves, but oftentimes, this is not possible. If you or your loved one are having difficulty performing activities of daily living, maybe it is time to start thinking about a nursing care facility.
There are many different types of long term care facilities, so it is important to do your research to find one that is the best fit for you or your loved one’s needs. Look for a facility that is accredited and has a good reputation. In Arizona, there are many different 24 hour nursing care facilities, so take your time in choosing one. If you are specifically looking for a facility in Phoenix, you might want to look at long-term care facilities in Phoenix and its surrounding cities like (Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, and others) there are many options available. With a little research, you can find a nursing home that will provide the best possible care for you or your loved one.
Find Care Under the ALTCS Program
Arizona seniors and those with disabilities can receive financial aid to pay for long-term care through the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS). The application consists of a financial, functional, and medical assessment. If qualified for the program, ALTCS can help pay for in-home care, nursing home care, or other long-term care services.
Senior Planning can help you determine if you are eligible for ALTCS and guide you through the application process. We will also help reorganize your finances and create any legal documents needed for approval, such as Miller Trusts. If you are over income or over assets for ALTCS, we can still help you preserve funds.
For more information about ALTCS or to begin the application process, please contact Senior Planning today.