Health Library Explorer
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A-Z Listings Contact Us

How Much Do You Know About Planning for Long-Term Care?

People who need long-term care include those with a chronic illness or a physical handicap. Learn more about long-term care planning by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

1. Which expert is a specialist trained to help you and your family develop a plan for long-term care?
2. When you do research into what types of care are available in your area, who is a good source of information?
3. Which agency can tell you what financial help is available to pay for long-term care?
4. When you need a lot of help with everyday activities, which type of facility should you look for?
5. A good way to find an assisted living center or nursing home that's right for you is to talk to friends, relatives, doctors, and social workers for advice on which facilities are well run. After you've found the name of one that sounds like a good match, what's the next step?
6. Which agency inspects nursing homes to see how well they do their job?
7. Which kinds of activities are important for nursing home residents?
8. Before you sign a contract with an assisted living center or nursing home, whom should you ask to look it over?
Online Medical Reviewer: Buslovich, Steven, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2019
© 2000-2021 The StayWell Company, LLC. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

Find Balance

Living a healthy lifestyle can help you enjoy all life has to offer. Balance is a wellness e‑newsletter that offers:

  • Tips for healthy living
  • Ways to prevent illness or injury
  • Stories and blogs

Sign up for Balance today

About StayWell

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

© 2016 Avera, Sioux Falls, SD. All Rights Reserved.