When Is Elderly At-home Care Not Enough?

Oftentimes, public programs use six Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to assess whether an elderly person is eligible for services. Similarly, many long-term care insurance policies may use a person’s inability to do a certain number of functions as criteria for paying benefits.

Determining how many of these functions your parent can perform without assistance may also help you understand the level of care your loved one will need:

Learn more about some of the costs associated with taking care of an elderly parent, including housing considerations.


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