Below, you can find a list of our FAQ. If you have any other questions or concerns, or if need more detailed information on a particular topic, please feel free to contact us any time. We will make sure to answer your queries as soon as possible. After all, we care about you and your loved ones!
Senior Care FAQ
What is a senior care community?
A senior care community is any facility having specialized in taking care of elderly people. These typically are either not comfortable with living all by themselves anymore, or simply can no longer live independently due to illness or weak physical or mental abilities. Services offered in senior care communities range from simple tasks such as laundry or housekeeping to assisting with eating, bathing and medications.
When should I start looking for a senior care community?
There is no ideal time when you should start looking for a senior care community for your loved ones. However, experts agree that the earlier you confront your parents about moving to a senior care community the better. An early move to, for example, a (continuing care) retirement community will help your parents accept care at a later stage more easily. Also, this will give them enough time to make the community their new home, find new friends and settle in.
If physical or mental illness puts your loved one at risk when living alone, experts suggest you should start looking for a senior care community immediately.
How significant is the questionnaire’s result with regard to choosing a type of senior care?
The questionnaire that we have put together for you aims at giving you an idea of what type of care your loved one should receive. It is important to bear in mind that it only represents a general guideline though. The questionnaire gives no formal medical advice, but rather serves as an educational tool. Moreover, as each person is unique with different needs, we recommend to consult health and social professionals before making the final decision.
Care Communities FAQ
What is Care Communities?
Care Communities is a free online senior care directory focusing on providing a large selection of senior care resources to ensure you are prepared and well-informed when it comes to choosing a senior care community for your loved ones. We have strategic partnerships with the most experienced and reputable care providers located all across the nation, therefore ensuring your loved ones are able enjoy their sunset years in a safe, caring and senior-friendly environment. Care Communities is the first online has entirely focused on simplifying the evaluation, comparison and selection process of senior care facilities.
Who can use the services offered by Care Communities?
At Care Communities, we stress the human aspect of senior care and are aware of the fact that taking care of the elderly is an important topic for every family. We believe anybody should be able to use our services and therefore offer all of our services at no charge. We have specialized in providing senior care resources for adult children with aging parents and would like to assist them with finding the perfect care solution. Nevertheless, seniors who are searching for a community by themselves are also more than welcome to take advantage of our services.
How accurate are statistics and costs mentioned by Care Communities?
Even though we try to provide our users with the most recent information and statistics, US demographics and the senior care industry itself are constantly changing, making it impossible to stay updated with the latest trends and developments.
We would like to apologize for any confusion or problems caused by divergences between our data and data found on other websites. However, by having indicated the possibility of discrepancies above, please be aware of the fact that Care Communities may not be held responsible for any consequences of these differences.
How is my data treated?