Before you can begin to develop an appropriate senior care plan for anyone’s future, it is first recommended to prepare yourself by gathering information and answering a few questions.
Questions to consider and ideas to explore:
1. Have you or the senior in your life already made any future long term plans? If yes, what are these plans?
2. Do you or your loved one want to explore alternative housing (e.g. senior housing, assisted living)?
3. Who will be the primary contact or which family members would the senior like to assist with long term care planning and potential issues?
4. Have you taken any steps in the area of healthcare and financial planning (e.g. long term healthcare insurance, Living Will, power of attorney)?
Gathering important information:
The next step, is to gather important information that will be necessary in making specific decisions for the level of care needed, and in making decisions if medical treatment is needed, a crisis occurs, or upon the elder's death. A sampling of the information that you will want to collect will likely include the following:
- Social Security #
- Medicare #
- Medicaid #
- Veterans Administration Claim #
- List of Insurance Plans (e.g. medical, car, life)
- List of Doctors and their Telephone Numbers
- Medical History
- Medications and their Dosages
- Financial Information
- Legal Papers (e.g. Will)
- List of Medical Devices (e.g. pacemakers, hearing aids, or bifocals)
- Driver's License Number
- Passport Number
- Name of Mortuary , Location of Burial Plot, and Deed
- Birth Certificate
Welcome to The Villas Senior Care Community – Important Forms
The following links are important documents for you to access when exploring short and long term care and residency at The Villas Senior Care Community:
- Rates and Payment Information
- Medicare Part A Benefits
- Admissions Process Information
- Community Support Services
- Beauty Salon Services
- Meal Times
For more information or assistance with the above information, please contact us today and we’ll be delighted to help!