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Living at Home vs. Living in a Long Term Care Facility

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Financial resources can have a significant impact on the ability of Canadian seniors to stay in their own homes. Consider the following items and decide whether you think the needs listed in the column on the left are better met at home with no home care, at home with home care or assistance from friends or family, or in a long term care facility.

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Home with no home care

Home with home care or other assistance

Long Term Care Facility

Comfort

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Nutrition

(grocery shopping, meal preparation)

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Safety

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Familiarity with surroundings

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Health care and medication delivery

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Assistance with activities of daily living

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Privacy

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Availability of social contact

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Independence

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