service Options

This section is designed to help you learn about common service options. We have organized long term support services into seven 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 Services
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 Services
Community-based services offer support for individuals who live independently. People often use a combination of community-based and in-home services to maintain independence.

Nursing Homes
24-hour medical attention for extended post-operative care or complex health monitoring.

Housing and Long-Term Care
Options range from Assisted Living communities, where residents enjoy private apartments, to continuing care retirement communities which meets residents' health needs as they change over time.

Medical Services
Hospitals, Rehabilitation 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 elder law, and abuse prevention. Find your local Area Agency on Aging, which can be a good source of additional information.