One of the biggest decisions many families are faced with is how to care for elders when those elders are no longer able to live independently. Families figure out numerous different strategies for handling eldercare needs. As part of the process of finding eldercare solutions, they must consider many different factors, including finding ways to assess elders' needs, locating care resources that can address these needs, and managing financial and legal considerations associated with transitioning elders into care arrangements. After locating appropriate care, they must help support their elders and themselves through the stressful process of transitioning into care.
Eldercare transitions are emotional and trying times for family members and elders alike. Careful attention to detail at each stage of the eldercare resource research and search process can help all affected parties to feel confident that the decisions and arrangements they ultimately arrive at represent the best possible practical solutions available.
In addition to the resources discussed throughout this article, the following resources may be helpful during the process of choosing eldercare: