An Oklahoma City elder law attorney can work closely with you to help you find the right nursing care facility for you or a loved one. Not all care facilities provide the type of top-notch care and support that seniors need. That’s why it can be so important to do your research in advance. It is critical to ensuring you have found the right place to live if you must go into a nursing home, or finding a high quality place for your loved one to move if he or she cannot live alone any longer.
Parman & Easterday can provide insight into the nursing home planning process. We help seniors and their families research their different options for where to live and how to get long-term care. For example, just recently, News Journal reported that a nun in Oklahoma opened new care facilities that she was describing as homes where seniors could join new families.
It’s important to work with an experienced attorney to make sure that any living situation you are considering is right for you — and to make plans in advance to ensure that you are able to pay for that living situation. To find out more about the assistance that we can offer, you can give us a call or contact us online.
Oklahoma Nun Opens Nursing Homes for Seniors
According to News Journal, an Oklahoma nun began opening care facilities for the elderly based on an “unction” from the Lord. She indicated that she was operating the homes in accordance with an idea that her grandmother shared with her about caring for the elderly. Church leaders heard about the nun’s idea for a ministry catering to the elderly and permitted her to set up a Gospel of Life Dwelling (GOLD) house in a home owned by the church across the street. The number of homes that she runs has now grown to four different houses in Oklahoma, as well as a home in Texas.
The homes are designed to create a community for seniors who choose to live in them. They operate as 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and the facilities are run by volunteers in the community who are called lifeguards.
The facilities provide shelter and support not only to older people, but also to people who are sick and who have nowhere else to go. Everyone who lives in them are sheltered and supported and it often has major benefits for their health.
For example, one woman who intended to stay for just two months ended up living in the facilities for two years until she passed away at almost 100 years old. The woman had been a recluse living in her own home, but blossomed when she moved into the home and once again had a family life with others.
For seniors who often struggle to find community connections, having caring people around can make a big difference in their health and outlook on life. These facilities could be one solution for those who need supportive living. Other nursing home care settings can also provide social activities, essential care, and community connections as well. It is important to carefully explore all of the different solutions available when looking for a place to live if you can no longer stay in your home.
Getting Help from an Oklahoma City Elder Law Attorney
Oklahoma City elder law attorneys at Parman & Easterday will work closely with you to understand all of the options you have for obtaining nursing home care. We can provide you with guidance and support aimed at ensuring that you have the money to pay for the care you desire or require. We can also assist with researching care options to find a high quality living environment where you will have the best possible quality of life.
To find out more about the ways in which we can help you with nursing home planning issues, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call today at (405) 843-6100 or contact us online at any time.