Talking with relatives about long-term care

It can be difficult to make the decision about whether you or a loved one needs to leave home. Sometimes, decisions about where to care for a family member need to be made quickly, for example, when a sudden injury requires a new care plan. Other times, a family has a while to look for the best place to care for an aging relative.

Many older people want to stay in their own homes. However, for some illnesses and for some people, professional health care in a long-term care facility is the only reasonable choice. It is important to keep the door open to different types of care while making choices together.

Learn more about planning for long-term care on the NIA website.

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