Caring for the Aging Baby-boomer



General Overview

  1. Break into groups of two
  2. One person should take on the role of researching nursing homes, and the other should research in-home care
  3. During your research, develop a list of pros and cons based on monetary costs, emotional well-being, and personal convenience
  4. When your research is complete, get together with your group member and discuss your findings. Together decide what is the best course of action for your family
  5. Write a summary (roughly one page) on why you chose the course of action you did


Nursing Home

  1. Research the general costs of nursing homes in your area
  2. Research the emotional affects of being in a nursing home 
  3. Find a nursing home close to your home that provides quality services http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchCriteria.asp?version=default&browser=IE%7C7%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home&CookiesEnabledStatus=True
  4. Once you have found a nursing home, make a list of the pros and cons of this situation

In-Home Care

  1. Research the cost of daily in-home care  
  2. Find an in-home care provider in your area  
    http://www.yellowpages.com/ (keyword: elderlycare home health services)
  3. Make a list of the pros and cons of this situation

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