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Learn about Care Options

This section of GetCare is designed to help you learn about common care options. We have organized long term care services into six main categories. Each category includes a range of care options. Simply click on a category for a list of services that are available in most communities. Get the information you need in order to make important decisions and to find providers, resources, and support.

In-Home Care
Products and services available to seniors and people with disabilities who wish to live independently in their homes and communities. Services include assistance with personal care and household tasks, home health care, and home modifications.

Community Health and Social Services
Community-based services such as meal and transportation programs offer support for individuals who live independently. People often use a combination of community-based services and in-home care to maintain independence.

Residential Facilities
Options range from assisted living communities, where residents enjoy private apartments, to nursing homes, which provide 24-hour medical attention.

Medical Services
Hospitals, rehabilitation and dialysis centers, and outpatient centers offer services for individuals with a wide range of medical needs.

Caregiver Resources
Caring for a family member or friend can be both challenging and rewarding. Finding the right resources can help. Learn about caregiver respite and support, grief recovery services, and caregiver education.

Care Coordination and Other Services
Learn about a variety of services, including care management and coordination, elder law, and abuse prevention. Find your local Area Agency on Aging, which can be a good source of additional information.