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skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Licensed by the state's Department of Health Services, Skilled nursing care facilities have regulation and inspection requirements. Skilled nursing facilities provide care for patients who require intense skilled medical care.

Patients remain under skilled nurses and doctors care and they specialize in the care of the elderly. Their expertise range in different types of care.

Short-term and long-term care offered by skilled nursing facilities:

  • Stroke Recovery
  • Parkinson’s Care
  • Custodial Care
  • General Wound Care
  • Acute Medical Conditions
  • Terminal Illness Care
  • General Rehabilitation

Retirement Facility Retirement Resident

Retirement Community

A retirement community is a housing complex designed for older adults who are generally able to care for themselves; however, assistance from home care agencies is allowed in some communities. In many cases, activities and socialization opportunities are often provided which help to enrich the lives of aging adults.

There are different types of retirement communities older adults can choose from including:

  • Independent living communities, which offer no personal care services.
  • Congregate housing, which includes at least one shared meal per day with other residents.
  • Mobile homes or RV's for active adults.
  • Subsidized housing for lower income older adults.
  • Leisure or lifestyle oriented communities or LORCs, which include various amenities.

Assisted Living Facility Assisted Living Resident

Assisted Living Community

An assisted living facility is a housing facility for people with disabilities. These facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being.

Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person known as caregivers.

They include private apartment style rooms as well as studios for rent. Care costs are typically additional as well as different amenities. It is typical to have up to 80 people residing in this setting which provide for opportunities to socialize and tons of opportunities to get involved in something fun.

You will find that the community and grounds provide lots of space for independent and social activities. Group led activities are scheduled and run by an Activities Director.

Restaurant style dining is often available with options to create your perfect meal and provide time to socialize with friends and family!

Transportation shuttles may be available for appointments and errands. Outside transportation is often available should a shuttle service not be included.

Board and Care Home sisters

Board and Care Home

In this setting, residents reside in a residential home that is regulated by state licensing. The care home must be free of communicable diseases and does not require 24 hour nursing care or inpatient hospital care. This setting is occupied by the owner or operator also known as the Licensee or Administrator. Often times the owner or operator also has trained care staff.

Residents living in this setting receive 24 hour supervised care on a daily basis. Each person has a individualized care plan fit just right for their needs. Residents can receive assistance with medication management and activities of daily living. This includes: dressing, bathing and toilette assistance as well as transfer assistance when necessary. In some cases an individual may need total assistance for daily activity needs. Getting outside assistance from home health services is also welcomed.

Also included are three healthy meals a day and snack. Most residents at a board and care setting do individual activities of their liking.

Memory Care Facility Memory Care Resident

Memory Care Facility

A memory care facility is exclusive to fit the needs of only individuals with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. A memory care facility offers many of the same amenities as an assisted living facility but do have things that set them apart.

Some of the differences are:

In this setting, a person who resides in a memory care facility is provided with a specialized care plan according to their personal needs.

Dementia Facilities offer 24 Hour care in a secure environment to ensure the safety of the person diagnosed with dementia.

Residents are able to walk freely in or outdoors within safe parameters.

Activities are provided by a activity director or assistant and they are specialized for people with cognitive impairments.

Real plans are prepared to fit the needs of a person who has dementia.

The shower approach may be customized to fit the “unwilling” resident who typically refuses a shower.

Ability to offer a higher level of care for a person who had dementia or Alzheimer’s.