I took a look at Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services Aging and Long Term Support website. As I was browsing, I came across a tab labeled “long term care & services information.” This website was very easy to browse and very reader friendly. It lays out which types of housing that an elderly person may need, such as nursing home, adult family home, and assisted living. It also helps you navigate through the site so that you can find a living facility for your loved one. There is a home locator on the site so that you can enter in the approximate area that your loved one would like to live, and it brings up all of the possible facilities for them to live in. Not only does this website provide information for the patient needing the care, it also provides information for the caregiver. There is a tab for the caregiver to visit to gain support and more information and programs for caregivers.
On this site, I do not see anything that isn’t helpful. As I said previously, the website is laid out very user friendly. It should be fairly easy for anyone to access and navigate. For more information on long-term elderly care, I would suggest that a person start at any of Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services website. If you are not in Washington State, you can visit your states equivalent website. From there, you will be led to numerous resources and be given an abundance of information.