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THE HOUSING OPTIONThe time to start looking for a long-term care solution is before you need or want it. This will allow for the person ultimately needing care, as well as family members, to make decisions together. Making intention- al choices rather than ones that are limited by your options in a more urgent situation allows for the most practical adjustments and comfortable transition. This guide can help you get started but there is nothing like a visit for a full picture of what options are available.Truthfully, the need for long-term care is something that most adults hope to avoid but the likelihood for care increases as longevity increases. The options are great, with a vast array of services available; choosing the right one for you or a lovedone is made easier with a little investment of your time.Consider investigating facilities and oth- er living residences before they are needed. Join clubs at area facilities and get to know staff. Ask to visit for a meal. Ask to partic- ipate in a program offered at their facility. Determine to ask friends where they have visited and what they liked about area facil- ities. If you have ever wanted to volunteer, why not sign up at an area facility? As you travel to various health fairs stop and chat with the staff and ask them questions.When issues arise and long-term care is eminent you will want to reach back out to area facilities as soon as possible. For some of you this might be your  rst time. If so, it’s time to start as soon as you are able as many facilities have a waiting list. Adding your name to the list does not commit you to that facility but it does start creating options. Further, if they reach out with an opening you can politely decline if you are not ready or have made different arrange- ments.Sometimes the need for long-term care arises suddenly or unexpectedly, and de- cisions must be made quickly. Even under these circumstances, you can be an active participant in planning for long-term care. The better you prepare, the more an urgentBefore you make any decisions about what kind of long-term care you will use, fully investigate all your options.To schedule an appointment or a visit please contact us at one of our three locations.Laurels of Galesberg1080 N. 35th St, Galesburg, MI 49053(269) 665-7043Laurels of Bedford270 N. Bedford Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037(269) 968-2296Laurels of Coldwater90 N. Michigan Ave, Coldwater, MI 49036(517) 279-9808A Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation CenterCreating a legacy by exceeding the needs and expectations of those we serve, while embracing the Laurel way! SERVICES: Short-term Rehab, Skilled Nursing Care, Respite Care, Palliative Care, Outpatient Therapy SPECIALIZING IN: Stroke Rehab, Auto Accident Recovery, Neuro Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Programs, Post Knee/ Hip, Replacement RehabFOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT www.laurelsofbedford.comlaurelsofgalesburg.comlaurelsofbedford.comlaurelsofcoldwater.com6 SENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY | 2019

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