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What is the minimum age to put someone in a retirement home?

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Dr. Stephen DAmico
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Nursing home: There is no minimal age for long term care. It depends on the condition of the person and whether they need help with their activities of daily living. Most elderly can stay at home with help. If there is dementia or a chronic disease that incapacitates someone, then speak to your doctor or a social worker and look at what your state regulations.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 25 years experience
See below: A retirement home may include independent living, assisted living or extended care facility as well as for senior housing. A disabled individual may qualified in any facility setting but please check with marketing spokeperson for the facility.

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