Planning for Home Care
When people ask me the best way of avoiding nursing home abuse and neglect, my response is: STAY HOME if at all possible!
Every client we meet with is unequivocal in their desire to remain at home.Very few of them, however, take concrete steps to ensure that their home care wishes are carried out.Â The first â€œno-brainerâ€ in this regard, is to complete your Aging in My Home Directive.
By filling out the information on the right, I hereby inform my family, caregivers, physician, hospital, rehabilitation center or nursing home that If I ever need future assistance with my activities of daily living, please know that I prefer to receive that care and assistance in my home.
I realize and acknowledge that there may be situations when a stay in an extended care facility is unavoidable.Â In order to maximize my chances of remaining in my home, I will endeavor to gather information on available resources and benefits to which I may be entitled.