Informal caregivers. Some older people may need assistance with their daily lives but don’t require around-the-clock, professional care, Snyder says.

Paid caregivers. For people who require more help than an informal caregiver can provide but who still want to live in their own home

Adult day care. Adult day care centers operate much like child day care facilities do. They look after the needs of the adult during the day in a secure environment

Adult foster care. Hawes found a good adult foster care home for her elderly mother. Adult foster care – sometimes also referred to as adult family care

Faith-based and community resources. Some churches, temples, mosques and other places of worship have volunteer groups that help older people

Veteran's benefits. Veterans and their survivors who are eligible for a Veteran's Administration pension and are housebound or need the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible for additional monetary benefits under the Aid & Attendance and Housebound programs

Consult with an elder law attorney. Attorneys who specialize in elder law can help you plan to find senior care options,

Finding the right kind of nursing care option for yourself or a family member can be an emotionally fraught challenge, since such transitions typically deal with the realities of losing a measure of independence.