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Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in New Castle and Kent Counties. Click here to Request Assistance from the Delaware Care Planning Council.
Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in Sussex County. Click here to Request Assistance from the Delaware Care Planning Council.
Assisted living fills an important gap between home care and nursing homes. Years ago, before assisted living existed, an individual needing professional care went to a nursing home even though the care didn't always merit the intensive supervision and control of a nursing home. The fairly new alternative of assisted living provides a more homelike environment for people needing or anticipating help with activities of daily living or incidental activities of daily living but for which 24-hour nursing care is not a necessity.
A nursing home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), convalescent home, care home, rest home or intermediate care facility offers residential care. Nursing homes are a place of residence for individuals who require ongoing nursing care or have serious difficulty coping with their required activities of daily living. Skilled nurses and aides are generally available 24 hours a day, and most are large congregate care facilities with government (federal and local) funding.
Adult day services offer an ideal alternative to caregivers by providing a daytime care environment outside of the home. This program provides an environment where a loved one can be nurtured, stimulated and provided medical care and at the same time provide a welcome relief for the caregiver.