Home to Personal Care or Memory Care

If you are concerned for a loved one who is unable to live on their own, transitioning to a memory or personal care facility is the next step for their care. The barometer for determining a senior’s ability to live at home is his or her independence in carrying out Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). The six ADLs are toileting, transferring (walking), bathing, eating, dressing, and continence.

What is Personal Care?

This terminology varies from state to state, but in Pennsylvania, personal care facilities are community-style living spaces where residents can get assistance with ADLs. Depending on the facility, units may be shared, or each resident could have their own unit. Food, laundry, and housekeeping services are also provided at these locations.

Costs vary greatly. There are many cost options available in the Philadelphia metro area, which range between $3,000-$9,000 each month. The price gets higher or lower depending on criteria like:

  • Level of care needed
  • Location
  • Quality of grounds and food
  • Staff ratio

John O’Hara is experienced in working with families to help them determine the care facility that suits their loved one’s needs at a price point that works for them.

Finding Memory Care

Cognitive impairment, as with Dementia, can be frightening and difficult for seniors and their families. Memory care facilities are similar to the personal care facilities described above, but residents of memory care facilities are supervised more closely. This supervision helps ensure that the resident cannot harm him or herself.

Rehab or Skilled Nursing to Personal Care or Memory Care

When there are complications with the recovery process during a temporary stay in rehab or skilled nursing, a plan for future care must be established. Memory or personal care is the best option in many cases, but evaluating your senior’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs) is paramount for determining the next steps for their care.

Contact John O’Hara to Begin With a Free Consultation

Moving your loved one into a personal care facility is a high-stress situation, but John O’Hara is here to help. He will help you select the facility that provides the care your loved one needs at a price that fits into your budget. Contact John O’Hara via email or call him at 267.481.1786 to get started.

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Complete care from the first "Hello" to getting settled into a new location. John will take the time to keep you informed every step of the way.