Putting off going to a nursing home

The call is getting more common as I enter my mid-40s. It generally comes from a friend, about my age, who knows I work for AARP, and hopes I can help them navigate the services available in Wyoming to help a loved one stay at home as they age.

Their question is simply, “how do I keep mom/dad out of a nursing home for as long as I can?”

The best advice is to ask for help sooner than later. Develop a plan, figure out what supports are in your community. Emily Loos of LIV Health, a home services provider in southeast Wyoming, suggests a visit to your loved one’s primary care physician, and bring...


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