Choosing the Right Long-Term Care with Joseph Chu

In this episode of the Now or Never Long-Term Care Strategy with Kosta Yepifantsev podcast, host Kosta Yepifantsev is joined by Joseph Chu, owner of assisted living locators and certified senior advisor. The two discuss how to choose the right long term care option for yourself or a loved one.

According to Joseph, the first step in choosing the right long term care is to understand the person’s needs and their level of care. This includes understanding the activities they need help with, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. It is also important to understand the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities, as the needs of the individual will determine which option is more suitable.

Once the individual’s needs have been determined, Joseph recommends visiting potential care facilities and asking the right questions to ensure that the facility is a good fit. This includes asking about the facility’s staff and their qualifications, the services they provide, and the overall environment of the facility.

In addition to finding the right fit, it is also important to consider the cost of care and ensure that the individual has the financial means to afford the care they need. This may involve exploring options such as long term care insurance or Medicaid.

Overall, this episode provides valuable information and advice for anyone looking to choose the right long term care option. By understanding the individual’s needs and exploring all available options, individuals can make informed decisions and ensure that they have the support they need to thrive.

Podcast Description:

Join Kosta and his guest: Joseph Chu, Certified Senior Advisor, and owner of Assisted Living Locators in Bergen County, NJ.

Assisted Living Locators is a nationwide network of senior care advisors who work together to help families and their loved ones provide a healthy and safe environment that will allow seniors to thrive.

In this episode: 
determining the needs and specific situation of the individual requiring care, the most critical differences between at-home care, assisted living, and facility-based care, and the best way to find quality care and ensure the standards and practices of those providing services. 

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