Adult Family Home
Adult family home care is for residents needing assistance with activities
of daily living, but without significant nursing requirements.
Assisted living provides apartment-style accommodations where services
focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. These facilities
are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home
care, and provide a higher level of services for their residents including
meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and regular checks-ins.
Devices designed to enhance the independence of individuals with cognitive
and physical impairments. Assistive technology might include simple aids,
like magnifiers, tape recorders, reachers or other "low tech" devices.
In other cases assistive technology can refer to "high-tech" electronic
devices (computers, augmentative communication devices, powered mobility
Home care is provided in an individual's home by outside providers
and aims to keep the individual functioning at the highest possible level.
Services range from basic assistance with household chores to skilled nursing
Hospice care is a combination of facility-based and home care provided
to benefit terminally ill patients and support their families.
Hospitals / Rehabilitation Facilities
In addition to traditional services, many hospitals offer skilled or
sub-acute rehabilitation and nursing services either in their facility
or on their campus.
Independent living is for people who can take care of themselves and
includes residing in one's own home or apartment, a retirement community,
or independent living apartments.
Other Care Options
Maybe a nursing home is not the best solution at this time. Fortunately,
the range of senior care options continues to expand to better meet the
care and financial needs of individuals. Some of the alternatives that
may be available in your area include independent living, congregate care,
assisted living and home health care. Nursing Home INFO is currently expanding
its databases to provide similar search tools for the entire continuum
of senior care.
Many facilities offer the same therapies provided in a nursing home
on an out-patient basis. For those choosing a home-based option, out-patient
therapy may be a necessary professional service. Is a deposit required?
Is it refundable?
Respite care is provided on a temporary basis to allow a primary care
provider or family member relief for a few hours or days.
Skilled nursing facilities are traditional nursing facilities that
provide 24-hour medical nursing care for people with serious illnesses
or disabilities. These facilities are state-licensed and care is provided
by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.
Retirement Communities (CCRC) or Life Care Communities (LCC)
These communities are planned and operated to provide a continuum of
care from independent living through skilled nursing. The facilities allow
individuals to live within the same community as their needs progress through
the spectrum of care.
Sub-acute care is intensive nursing care for patients recovering from
surgery or illness patients receive this care in a nursing home setting.
Therapies (Inpatient and Some Outpatient)