How do I know if my parent qualifies for assisted living or must go into a nursing home?

Anonymous asked May 26, 2015

This is a very common question. Before assisted living came along, just about everyone went to the dreaded nursing home with its hospital beds, curtains, and steel dresser. Today nursing homes are for the sickest of the sick. Unless your loved one is bedridden, he or she will probably do much better in assisted living. We can help you determine that.

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Staff May 26, 2015

trangely enough, this largely depends on the rules of the state in which your parent resides. Some states allow aging-in-place, so that nearly anyone who is not bedridden can be accepted into Assisted Living and remain there for life. Other states have a broader line between Assisted Living and a nursing home and may require, for example, that a person in a wheelchair go into a nursing home.

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