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Long-Term Care Planning Month


Preparation is an important part of success. When life takes a turn, preparation makes things go more smoothly. It eases transitions and provides peace of mind knowing that you’re ready for what’s next – whatever that may be.

October is Long-Term Care Planning Month, 31 days dedicated to planning your or your loved one’s future and exploring the field of Long-Term Care. This month, it’s important to explore your options should you or a loved one need long-term care.

Long-term care incorporates services that are specifically designed to meet an individual’s needs, medical or non-medical, and help them with the activities of daily life. It helps to enhance independence and make life easier and more comfortable. Individuals that require long-term care usually have chronic health conditions, disabilities, or have recently suffered a serious injury.

The need for such care can present itself suddenly or gradually. Nonetheless, preparedness is key so you’re ready for any situation. Here are three things to think about when considering long-term care.


Know when it’s time

It can be difficult to discern when its time for long-term care. Earlier this year, we covered this topic in a blog, breaking down the factors that are in play in such a decision. Perhaps the biggest sign that it is time for long-term care or assisted living, is if an individual is unable to go about their daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and practicing proper hygiene.

Sagora Senior Living’s long-term care communities are focused on serving the needs of residents that require assistance in daily activities. Our communities provide medication management, housekeeping services, social activities and chef-prepared meals that are nutritious and delicious.

By meeting residents’ basic needs, we can further enhance their independence and help them live a social, active lifestyle. Our communities are vibrant, offering activities like happy hours, live music and special holiday celebrations, ensuring that you or your loved one can make new friends in a warm, welcoming environment.


Know the types of services offered

Long-term care doesn’t always take place in a specialized community. One of the options to explore is at-home care, where an individual can receive quality care and assistance in their own home. This involves medical care in addition to assistance with the activities of daily life such as chores, cooking and personal hygiene activities.

While at-home care lets an individual stay in their home for an extended period of time, it is important to consider the social aspects of such an arrangement. For older Americans, social isolation is a driver of poor health outcomes. With decreased mobility, it may be harder for an individual to socialize with others, outside of those providing care.

Therefore, it is important to decide which setting is the proper fit before making a final decision.


Know the costs

Both at-home care and long-term care in a specialized community can cost thousands of dollars monthly. This can come as a surprise, but it further reinforces just how important planning is.

Talking about finances is often shied away from, but when planning for long-term care, it’s a necessary conversation. You or your loved one should have a financial plan and look into ways in which money can be saved, including insurance and government programs.


Millions of Americans receive long-term care services, enjoying increased levels of convenience and comfort. Sagora Senior Living takes it a step further, with quality cuisine, beautiful communities and tenured team members providing specialized care.

Come see the Sagora difference for yourself by visiting your local Sagora Senior Living community!

Do you have questions? We have answers.

At Sagora Senior Living our goal is to be accessible to our residents and their families, our future associates, and our customers. To that end, we look forward to hearing from you.
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