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  • Long-Term Care Options: Needs, Services & Costs
    • Q&A: How do you pay for long-term care? PBS Feb 19, 2015, BY Bonnie Lawrence, Family Caregiver Alliance

    • When there is a need to find support & assistance for a elderly spouse, family member or friend, where should one find relevant information about
      • What services are needed?
      • What services are available and where?
      • How can one evaluate such services?

    1. 40/70 Communication Tips
      [Seven Tips to Help Boomer Children Communicate With Their Aging Parents: Many adult children of aging adults know how difficult it can be to talk with their parents about certain topics. Following, from Home Instead Senior Care and communication expert Jake Harwood, Ph.D., from the University of Arizona, are tips to help family caregivers communicate with their aging parents on sensitive subjects]

    2. Needs Assessment
    3. What services are available and where?

      a) Search, Find & Compare

        • Snap for Seniors SNAPforSeniors offers a searchable database of listings for over 60,000 senior service providers in the U.S. Online Downloadable Resources and Tools are provided: With the help of leading senior housing, independent, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and continuing care retirement community professionals, SNAP has assembled the best resources available to help you learn about, assess, and choose the right living options for your needs. Each checklist, worksheet, test, or booklet can be downloaded and printed from the website. You'll find them invaluable tools when evaluating a community you are interested in and determining the costs you can expect. SNAP's Glossary and Frequently Asked Questions sections are also great resources.

          • Caregiver Stress Test [Snap for Seniors] "Caregivers are usually so involved in caring for the needs of their loved ones that they can easily lose sight of their own needs. To get a better idea of the level of stress you are dealing with as a primary caregiver, please answer the following questions as honestly as possible. Taking this test periodically as you are caring for your loved one will also help you to recognize changing stress levels which can be addressed before feeling too overwhelmed."
          • Long-term Care Conversation Checklist: This conversation guide offers helpful tips for family members to begin talking about senior care and senior housing with their loved ones
          • Caregiver Stress Test: Taking this test allows you to periodically assess the amount of stress you are dealing with as a primary caregiver
          • Tour Checklists for Independent and Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility: Print out and take these checklists with you when touring independent and assisted living communities or skilled nursing facilities. Each checklist helps you evaluate each option for important factors such as location, amenities, security, and general atmosphere.
          • Cost Worksheets for Independent and Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facility: Each worksheet is a helpful tool for you to determine what costs you can expect each month from the community you are interested in.
          • In Case of Emergency Checklist: A vital health history form to keep up-to-date and readily accessible in case of an emergency
          • Fall Prevention Checklist: Make your home safer for seniors and print out this checklist for important safety considerations
          • Senior Housing: What You Need to Know: This 12-page booklet offers information about assessing your housing needs, considering certain housing factors, and determining your most important personal preferences in senior housing.
          • Senior Housing Selection Tool: Unsure what type of senior housing is right for you or a loved one? This chart will help you determine what senior housing and level of care options might be most appropriate based on your personal situation.
          • Home Care & Home Healthcare Provider Assessment: This checklist allows you to get more information about the care provide you are interested in. Questions about business practices, caregiver training, health care, transportaion, and vairous policies are covered in this form.

        • A Place for Mom "The Nation's Largest FREE Elder Care Referral Service -- (888) 704-7786 -- •Over 20,000 National Providers •Connect with An Advisor in Your Area •FREE Advice No Obligation"

        • Ombudsman Services

        • ElderCareWay.com ("Your guide to the ElderCare Journey") This is a promising site based on the content already posted; however, eldercareway.com is presently (April 2013) still under construction. "We aim to help caregivers understand every step of the Elder Care journey, including assessing your loved one; selecting the right placement option for your loved one; and giving you the resources and tools for evaluating and monitoring that selection. Over time, facilities change and your loved one’s needs may change. We give you the confidence to know when a change might be in the best interest of your loved one."


      b) HOME CARE (Click to new page)
      c) CO-HOUSING

      • Quimper (Port Townsend) Co-Housing Project

      • Co-Housing Association of America ["Creating Community: One Neighborhood at a Time"]
        • What is Co-Housing? [Slide show]
        • Aging in Cohousing Cohousing opens up new alternatives for seniors to take control of the inevitable, to live as independently as possible, as long as possible. Cohousing sets seniors up for success and helps them achieve their full potential in the last 20-30 years of life. Cohousing living arrangements support individual’s well-being physically, socially, and emotionally, and offers aging adults a way to live among people with whom they share a common bond of age and experience—an entirely new way to house themselves with dignity, independence, safety, mutual concern, and fun.



      d) ASSISTED LIVING (with or without Dementia or Hospice Care)


        FROM THE ARCHIVES:

        THE PORT LUDLOW VILlAGE COUNCIL

        COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

        LONG RANGE PLAN

        Prepared by

        Long Range Plan Sub-Committee
        October 2001

        ASSISTED LIVING CENTER
        The construction of an Assisted Living Facility for residents of the community and the surrounding area may become feasible in the future, even though the most recent community survey (1997) identified only 16% of residents as possibly interested. Presently residents who are no longer able to maintain their individual homes must leave the area, their friends, and life style to accommodate their needs and limitations. However, the population base may never be large enough to support such a facility, partly because of the location of Port Ludlow, the distance from major and specialized hospital facilities, and the separation from extended family members.

        A professional health-care corporation would be needed to build, operate, and maintain the facility. Also it is important to people entering an assisted living facility that the facility be capable of providing long-term (tri-Ievel) care so that they are able to remain and not have to move away from a comfort zone of known care-givers and surroundings again.


        1. Adult Family Homes (with 6 or less residents and with or without Dementia or Hospice Care)


        2. Assisted Living Communities (for more than 6 residents)


          View Larger Map of Assisted Living Facilities near Port Ludlow




      e) Nursing Homes (with or without Skilled Nursing/Rehab Services, Dementia or Hospice Care)

        • Search & Decision Aids
          • Nursing Home Locator: Washington State (DSHS) [Search for licensed nursing homes by geographic location]
          • Nursing Home Watch List for Washington State [MemberoftheFamily.net] "... provides information about 16,000 Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the United States, including easy-to-understand reports based on recent government surveys. We also compile a National Watch List of homes recently cited for violations or that have had substantiated complaints made against them. Additionally we maintain an Honor Roll of facilities found to be deficiency-free."
          • Washington (WA) Nursing Homes / Skilled Care Facilities by County [CarePathways / "Nursing Home Inspector"] "Finding the best nursing home care among the 240 in Washington may often be a very time consuming and tedious chore. Know the facts before making your decision. You will not find a more thorough and informative research tool on the net than Nursing Home InspectorTM! We are confident it can reduce your task considerably."
          • How does one evaluate nursing home services?
            • "Nursing Home Compare" (Quality Database) [HCFA/Medicare];
              • Step 1: Find Nursing Homes in your area. Search by name, city, county, state, or ZIP code.
              • Step 2: Compare the quality of the nursing Homes you're considering using the Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, nursing home staff data, quality measures, and fire safety inspection results.
              • Step 3: Visit the nursing homes you're considering or have someone visit for you. Use the Nursing Home Checklist and other resources under “ Additional information ” below.
              • Step 4: Choose the nursing home that best meets your needs. Talk to your doctor or other healthcare practitioner, your family, friends, or others about your nursing home choices. Contact the Long-Term Ombudsman or State Survey Agency before you make a decision.

          • Nursing Homes in Kitsap County [Kitsap Sun, Nov. 2011]

        • Nursing Homes "around" Port Ludlow

          • Martha and Mary Poulsbo.
            [Address: 19160 Front St NE; Poulsbo, WA 98370] The Martha & Mary long term care team provides a comprehensive continuum of care ... "Long Term Care residents require close medical supervision and require varying degrees of assistance with Activities of Daily Living. The staffing model on our Long Term Care residences provides a level of skilled nursing support that Retirement and Assisted Living communities are unable to provide. Our enrichment programs are nationally recognized and unique in the area of long term care for Kitsap County."

          • Life Care Center Port Townsend
            CONTACT: ANGELA CERNA; 751 KEARNEY STREET; PORT TOWNSEND, WA 983680000; (360) 385-3555 "Overlooking the Kah Tai Lagoon sits Port Townsend's premier skilled nursing home facility - Kah Tai Care Center. From the main dining room, the fine dining rooms and many of the residents' rooms, there is a peaceful view of the lagoon. The nursing home facility features semi-private and private rooms. The caring and dedicated staff specializes in short-term services, as well as long-term care. The rehabilitation staff, which includes licensed occupational, physical and speech therapists, is specially trained to work with the various needs of the residents."
          • Life Care Center of Port Townsend awarded first place for specialty drill team
          • Formerly: Kah-Tai Care Center in Port Townsend
          • Report & Review (of Kah-Tai, not of Life Care Center) [citehealth.com]
          • Stafford Healthcare at Belmont [Short- and longterm (skilled nursing) care]

        • Skilled Nursing Facilities in Jefferson & Kitsap Counties

        • Nursing Homes in the News:

        • "Household Model" (ActionPact: Changing Communities Changing Lives) The Household Model breaks down a traditional facility or new development into households of 14-20 residents, with their own kitchen, dining room, living room and often the extra small cozy spaces you’d find in any home (den, patio, front porch).


      f) Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

      g) PALLIATIVE & HOSPICE CARE (Click to new page)

        What is Hospice? "Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments." [ Hospice Foundation of America]

        Palliative care is all about improving quality of life, whatever the illness. That may be through the relief of pain and stress, and it addresses both the patient and the family. It is a growing and evolving specialty, and it is not just for hospice situations.




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