f you have never had to care for an aging loved one before, knowing where to start can be confusing. Comfort Keepers® is pleased to provide you with a quick planning guide to help you review your options.

As we age, changes occur. Using your five senses, you can determine the need for elderly care or senior citizen living services. Comfort Keepers has a  checklist of key indicatorsto guide you through this process. These key indicators or warning signs will help you determine if your loved one needs home care assistance immediately or may need additional assistance down the road.

Typically, elderly care and senior citizen living services are provided to give assistance with instrumental activities of daily living and activities of daily living. If you need assistance in determining the level of care needed for your loved one, Comfort Keepers can work with you to formulate a care plan that incorporates their needs, wishes and preferred routine. If the elderly person prefers to stay in his or her own home, home care can provide the necessary assistance needed.

There are now many options available when it comes to elderly care. Our Senior FAQs page provides information on the available options. To find out about available services in your community, please contact the Comfort Keepers location where care is to be provided.

Often, decisions about elderly care and living are made as a result of an injury or illness and a decision regarding home care, home healthcare or assisted living service must be made quickly. However, planning ahead  will allow you to make the best decisions for all involved and  can alleviate much of the stress and worry about finding the best option for care at home. If you have questions about planning ahead, Comfort Keepers can guide you through this process.

Finally, for more information about senior living and elder care options, we have put together a list of Informational Links to help you find the information you need.