Taking Care Of Your Senior Parent
This video provides tips for taking care of elderly parents and navigating long-term care. It suggests assessing their needs, evaluating their physical, emotional, and cognitive requirements, consulting with healthcare providers, and reviewing legal and financial planning. It also advises researching care options, creating a care plan, building a support network, practicing self-care, staying organized, monitoring and adapting the care plan, and seeking professional guidance. Long-term care refers to services and support systems designed to meet the ongoing needs of individuals who have difficulty performing daily activities due to chronic illness, disability, or the aging process. Long-term care can be provided in various settings, such as in-home care, adult day care, assisted living, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities. To determine if a parent has coverage for long-term care, one needs to review their insurance policies and financial resources, such as health insurance, long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans benefits, life insurance, and retirement savings, and explore other community resources or financial assistance programs that may help cover long-term care.