For More Information on Adult Foster Care
The continuum of care consists of numerous services and support systems to serve the needs of seniors who can no longer live independently. To help navigate some of the options available to you and your loved one, we have compiled the following information with groups and individuals whom we have worked with efficiently.
Elder Legal Counsel
Elder law is a term used to identify specialized areas of legal practice including estate planning, Medicaid, Social Security, disability, guardianships, powers of attorney, retirement planning, medical directives, elder abuse, neglect and fraud.
- National Elder Law Foundation
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Inc.
Certified Financial Planners
Financial planners who meet education, examination, experience and ethics requirements may use the CFP designation. Professional financial guidance can be critical when facing the challenges of long-term care. The complexity of choices that have to be made may include tax ramifications, spend-down requirements, asset allocations and estate planning.
- Chesme Capital Management
Chesme Capital Management is an independent Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) with offices in DeWitt, Jackson and Grand Rapids.
Health Care Services
- American Physical Therapy Association
Physical therapy (PT) is performed by health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.
- American Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational therapy (OT) interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.
Nonmedical care provided in the home by licensed or unlicensed caregivers who provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, personal hygiene, grooming and walking. Home care may also include assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), such as light housework, preparing meals, shopping for groceries, taking medications, managing money and using phones and electronic devices, enabling patients to live independently in the community.
- National Association for Home Care and Hospice
- Home Care Association of America
Home Health Care
Home health services help clients who are recovering after a hospital or facility stay, or need additional support to remain safely at home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. These services may include short-term nursing and rehabilitative, therapeutic and assistive home health care. This care is provided by registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), speech language pathologists (SLPs), home health aides (HHAs) and medical social workers (MSWs).
- Residential Home Health
Residential Home Health can send nurses, therapists, home health aides, medical social workers and other health care professionals to your home.
- Comfort Keepers
Comfort Keepers caregivers travel to clients’ homes to provide care services and living assistance, allowing seniors and disabled individuals to live comfortably and independently.
- The Care Team
The Care Team home health care programs include physical and occupational therapies. Care is available wherever you reside.
An interdisciplinary team of medical and nonmedical professionals who meet the needs of patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal condition and have a prognosis of less than six months until end of life. The team may include the patient’s personal physician, hospice medical director, nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, trained volunteers and speech, physical and occupational therapists.
- National Association for Home Care and Hospice
- Residential Hospice
Residential Hospice provides a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and support for patients and their families at the end of life.
- The Care Team
The Care Team offers personalized, up-to-date hospice services.
- Dr. Al-Sheikh
Specializing in the field of family medicine, Dr. Al-Sheikh is prepared to provide comprehensive medical care for families and individuals suffering from all types of illnesses, disorders, conditions and diseases.
Maher Al-Sheikh, M.D., 4780 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864, 517-349-3210
- The Senior Health Center
The Senior Health Center at 2909 E. Grand River, Lansing, offers a variety of programs for adults age 65 and older.
- Sparrow Hospital
Sparrow has grown to become the region’s largest health system, and its range of diverse facilities offer residents some of the most advanced medical technology available in the world.
- McLaren Greater Lansing
McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital in Lansing with 322 beds.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Nursing homes are facilities that provide 24/7 skilled nursing care for those who need a higher level of care than provided by an assisted living facility but who do not need hospital-level care.
- Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor (HIFCM)
Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor (HIFCM) employs registered and licensed practical nurses who provide 24-hour nursing care for 157 residents.
- Burcham Hills
Burcham Hills’ skilled interdisciplinary clinical teams provide around-the-clock care to meet the social, medical and physical needs of each elder.
- Medical Care Facility & Rehabilitation Services of Ingham County
Since 1844, the Medical Care Facility & Rehabilitation Services of Ingham County has cared for the elderly. Individual programs are developed with families and residents to meet their long-term-care needs or short-term rehab goals.
Funeral Home Services
Funeral home businesses provide burial and funeral services for the deceased and their families. These services may include a prepared wake and funeral, and the provision of a chapel for the funeral.
- Gorsline Runciman of DeWitt
Nearby Assisted Living Services
- Caring Solutions
Locally owned senior referral agency helping families find the right long- or short-term-care solutions.
- Delta Retirement Center, Lansing
- Independence Village, East Lansing