Elder Care Types

The many forms of elder care range from completely independent living to total health care by a medical facility. As you might expect, in settings with both a large population and complex medical care, mistakes or negligence can happen more often.


Determining which one is right for your loved one can be a painstakingly detailed and long process. You'll need a complete understanding of each facility's capabilities in order to determine which situation fits your loved one's needs and to prevent any injury or neglect.


But even the right choice may not protect your loved one. If you suspect someone has been harmed, there are steps you should take to ensure your loved one is protected from further abuse.


     Seek immediate medical attention.

     If necessary, remove them from possible harm.

     Report the injury to the proper government service.

     Consult an attorney


Common Elder Care Facilities

Assisted Living

Housing that provides elderly or disabled people nursing care, housekeeping and prepared meals

Nursing Home

In addition to basic needs, provides additional medical care and assistance with everday activities

Dementia / Alzhiemer's

Specialized care from professionals trained and experienced in caring for those afflicted

Hospice Care

Supportive care for those in the final stage of a terminal illness. Focus on comfort and quality of life.

Board & Care

Nonmedical community-based residential setting housing two or more unrelated adults. Also known as 'group homes'