When Does One Need Long-Term Care?

As we get older everyday daily tasks that were easy during our youth can become increasingly difficult. Taking care of ourselves and tending to our activities of daily living (ADLs) can become a challenge. Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, mobility and toileting may be required as we may become less independent with age. Long-term care provides the ability to live safely using support services when one is unable to care for themselves on their own.

In most cases, long-term care is needed after a serious health condition like a heart attack or stroke. In other cases, a caregiver may need to help a patient recover from an operation or accident. As a person ages, they may experience issues with movement or suffer from a chronic illness. Long-term care spans a wide range of services for both health-related and non-health related issues and can be performed in a variety of settings including one’s home or within a specialized facility.

Who Benefits from Long-Term Care?

Every individual’s needs are different. When it comes to long-term care there are certain factors that influence the likelihood of needing assistance. They include:

Age: Older adults need more assistance with ADLs
Gender: Women are more likely to need care because of a longer lifespan
Health History: Chronic health conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure usually run in families. Individuals with a genetic disposition are more vulnerable.
Lifestyle: Lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet and other bad habits increase the likelihood of needing long-term care.
Living Alone: Someone without family members or friends nearby may require long-term care.

The Right Long-Term Care Setting Just for You

Brooksville Healthcare Center offers a relaxed, home-like environment with personalized long-term and short-term health care services. Every resident receives customized care tailored just for them. Our warm, personalized approach is designed to offer unique care while respecting personal preferences. Whether its skilled nursing, speech therapy, physical therapy, or occupational therapy, each program addresses the specific goals of each resident. It’s important to learn about the different options available so that you can choose the best one for your loved one.

Outpatient Care

Outpatient care is one of the comprehensive care options offered at Brooksville Healthcare Center. Every step along the way we provide activities to help restore your loved one’s health. Our outpatient therapy program provides rehabilitation services with physical, occupational, speech therapy and skilled nursing to assist with a variety of injuries and illnesses.

Therapy Services

Our physician-directed therapeutic services are designed to complement or substitute hospitalization. Our qualified doctors and nurses are specially trained to help greatly improve quality of life. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Specialized Skilled Nursing

Every resident is a part of the Brooksville Healthcare Center family. You may rest assured that your loved one will receive daily care with healing and compassion in mind. We offer both long-term care and post-surgery nursing care.

Rapid Recovery Unit

At Brooksville Healthcare Center we have semi-private and private rehabilitation suites. We specialize in advanced treatment options for medically complex conditions.
Planning for Long-Term Care
Preparing ahead for long-term care can be a lifesaver. We never know when our loved one might need it. Having a plan before accidents, illnesses or injuries happen is a wise course of action. With time to explore your options, you can learn which services are available in your community and understand their cost. If you have a loved one with a cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, planning for long-term care should begin as early as possible.
Long-Term Care Financing Options
Billions of dollars are spent every year in the United States on long-term care. The high cost can be intimidating but there are options depending on your financial situation. Examples to consider include:
Selling your home
Reverse mortgages
Veteran’s benefits
Assets and personal savings funds
Income from stocks
Government funded health insurance programs like Medicaid
Long-term care insurance
Services through the Older Americans Act

Contact us today for a free consultation. Fill out a form https://www.brooksvillehealthcarecenter.com/contact/ and one of our caring team members will get back with you shortly.

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