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In addition to our placement services,

the Senior Advocacy Division of Living by Your Design offers fee-based services to help you with other aspects of this transitional phase in your life. We understand how easy it is to become overwhelmed by what can be a complicated process. We not only provide a starting point from which to begin; we also accompany you throughout the journey. From bill-paying services to help finding legal advice, our Senior Advocacy Division offers assistance with the following types of issues:

Financial
Legal
Funding
Lifestyle
Physical Health
Mental Health
Durable medical equipment
Personal Response Systems
 

Nursing Facility

 
Nursing Facilities | Service Referral Division | Living By Your Design, Inc.
 

Skilled nursing centers offer varying levels of patient care to senior citizens and others requiring professional medical care. Many nursing facilities offer services previously available only in hospitals, resulting in shorter stays through rehab care. Private pay may be required at some facilities, while others may accept Medicaid. Staff members provide the following types of care:

  • Speech therapy
  • Medical treatment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Varying levels of memory care
  • Physical therapy
  • Variety of dining options

 

Assisted Care

 

These facilities enable residents to experience the amount of independence they're comfortable with while knowing they have access to support services and personal care assistance. Unlike skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities do not offer complex medical care. Having nurses on-staff allows facilities to offer medication reminders and assistance. An excellent choice for those requiring long-term care, they enable residents to keep their belongings on the premises. Assisted care facilities offer the following:

  • Round-the-clock security and supervision
  • Two to three daily meals
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Social activities
  • Assistance with prescription management
  • Medical assistance when required

Supportive Care

 

 

This type of health care is much like assisted living in that it involves access to personal belongings and encourages a higher level of independence. Unlike assisted living, supportive care allows Medicaid payments if personal finances are depleted. These types of services are available:

  • Round-the-clock security and supervision
  • Two to three daily meals
  • Laundry services
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Social activities
  • Assistance with prescription management
  • Medical assistance when required

 

Memory Care

 

Those with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other memory issues of varying severity can benefit from the specialized services of a memory care facility. Memory care patients may live in private or semi-private rooms that may stand alone or be contained in a wing or designated floor of a nursing home or assisted care facility. Memory care units are designed to provide maximum safety and memory stimulation. Private payment is usually required, but not always. The following services are generally offered:

  • Assistance with grooming, dressing and bathing
  • Medication supervision
  • Limited medical care
  • Meal preparation
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Areas for socializing with loved ones, staff and other residents
  • Memory loss care
 

Independent Care

 

 

This type of setting is designed for those aged 55 and older. Some independent care facilities provide private pay access to medical care, while others may allow a home health care company to set up an office on-site. Independent living facilities, sometimes referred to as retirement homes, are designed for those who require little or no living assistance or ongoing medical care. Residents may live in apartments, condominiums or free-standing homes. This type of care is usually privately funded. Since medical care is not included in facility costs, independent living care is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Services designed to enhance residents’ lives often include:

  • Social activities
  • Restaurant-style meals
  • On-site or nearby access to public transportation

 

Home Health Care

 

This type of care is administered in the patient’s home, whether that home is a single-family dwelling, apartment, or assisted or supportive living setting. Depending upon licensure, companies may provide a broad range of medical services, as well as non-medical home care. Services may include the following:

  • Help with bathing and Housekeeping
  • Meal preparation and Nutritional advice
  • Assistance with eating
  • Hospice care
  • Rehabilitative assistance after surgery or illness
  • Physical and Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Medication and Pain management
 

Hospice Care

 

 

This type of care offers comfort to the gravely ill. Hospice care services are designed to provide peace of mind, physical comfort and a sense of dignity. Hospice care is most often administered in the patient’s home, but also occurs occasionally in a hospice care facility, hospital or nursing home. Payment options include insurance, subsidized programs and Medicare or Medicaid. Insurance policy hospice care payment terms vary widely. Services include:

  • Pain management
  • Psychological care
  • Spiritual advisement
  • Symptom management
  • Non-aggressive medical treatment

 

In-Home Care Services/Caregivers

 

This type of care is provided in one’s home. Services are non-medical and include:

  • Conversation and companionship
  • Personal care
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation and feeding
  • Incidental transportation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Respite care
  • 24-hour care and live-in services
  • Dementia care
  • Grocery shopping/errands
  • Mobility assistance
  • Grooming guidance
  • End of life
 

Home Technology

 

 

The following products are designed to give greater independence while enhancing safety and providing peace of mind:

  • Nanny-cam video
  • Medication dispenser and alarms
  • Personal response systems

 

We reduce anxiety during this potentially stressful time by removing unknowns and helping you take care of a multitude of details. Living By Your Design is here to help you determine which type of living or treatment facility best suits your unique needs and ease the transition into your new living situation.

 

Call us anytime at (309)285-8088