Long-term Care Basics

Long-term care is defined as a range of services that may be required to meet the basic personal tasks of every life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as:
Bathing
Dressing
Using the toilet
Transferring (to or from bed or chair)
Continence
Medication management

Who Needs Care?

Around 70% of people age 65 and older can expect to use some form of long-term care over their lifetime. There are a number of factors that affect the possibility that you will need care including age, gender, disability, health, living arrangements

Where to Receive Care

Aftenro is a licensed board and care facility.  The Minnesota Department of Health licenses boarding care homes and these homes are for persons needing minimal nursing care. Provided services may include personal and custodial care, 24-hour nursing staff, and other related services such as meals.  They have private or shared rooms with a private or attached bathroom. There are common areas for dining and for other activities.

Legal Considerations

Peace of mind can be had knowing there are steps that can taken to ensure that your wishes, both medical and financial, are carried out in the manner that you want them. This advance care planning may include discussing your wishes, completing legal documents, or appointing a health care decision maker.

Reporting Elder Abuse or Neglect

Immediately report suspected maltreatment of an elderly vulnerable adult to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) and the Common Entry Point (CAP) at 844-880-1574 which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.