Aging Parents

  • In-Home Care Programs for Older Individuals

    Not every older American ends up in a nursing home or a retirement community. In fact, most older individuals continue to live at home, many with the assistance of some type of in-home care. In-home care can help you remain independent, and delay the need to enter a nursing home or an assisted-living facility.
  • Choosing a Nursing Home

    A nursing home is a state-licensed facility that may provide skilled nursing care, intermediate care, and/or custodial care. You may need to enter a nursing home on a short-term basis (for example, after a major illness or injury), or on a long-term basis (if you become physically or mentally incapacitated and cannot care for yourself).
  • Housing Options for Older Individuals

    As you grow older, your housing needs may change. Maybe you'll get tired of raking leaves from the lawn of the house you bought 30 years ago because you liked its huge, shady backyard. You might want to retire in sunny Florida or live close to your grandchildren in Illinois. Perhaps you will need to live in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility.