We never want to think about when our loved ones come to the point to where they are no longer able to take care of themselves. There are many decisions to make when you are son, daughter, or even as a grandchild making decisions for a grandparent. Having a parent/grandparent remain in the home and have a caretaker come in could be an option for some, but not for all.
What about if a loved one has an accident, and might need surgery that may be temporary, such as hip replacement or heart surgery. Hospitals provide the basic care until they are ready to discharge, but what happens afterwards?
If you or a loved one need more advanced medical care, help is available in what is called a “post-acute” care center, also known as a “nursing home.”