Types of Facilities
Residential Care Facilities offers residents assistance with activities
of daily living. The residents do not require skilled nursing care and
do not have complex medical needs. These are some of the services they offer residents:
Trained and dedicated staff available 24 hours a day
Three meals served daily and between meal snacks available
Routine health monitoring
Laundry services and trash removal
Scheduled activities and social programming
Transportation to and from medical appointments
They offer the following assistance with Activities of Daily living:
Assistance with personal hygiene and grooming
The residents are offered private or semi-private accommodations.
The facility offers common space with a common dining area. Other
gathering areas include the den, TV room, activities room, private
dining room, and kitchen.
Assisted living facilities offer help with activities of daily
living, such as meals in a common dining room and personal care.
Residents live in individual apartments that have one or two bedrooms,
although some may be studios.
These are typical services offered in assisted living facilities:
Amenities in assisted living typically include:
Three meals a day served in a common dining area
Exercise and wellness programs
Personal laundry services
Social and recreational activities
Personal care in assisted living typically includes:
Staff available to respond to both scheduled and unscheduled needs
Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, restroom needs, and walking
Access to health and medical services, such as physical therapy and hospice
Emergency call systems for each residentâ€™s apartment
Care for residents with cognitive impairments
(information provided by ALFA.org)
Nursing Homes are known as skilled nursing and rehabilitation
centers. They provide help to people who need long term care or
rehabilitation following a surgery or serious medical condition. These
facilities all provide 24- hour nursing care by licensed professionals
They receive assistance with all activities of daily living (ADLâ€™s)
and supervision to maintain their safety. The residents are served
three meals, and snacks, daily that comply with their diet restrictions.
Nursing facilities have physical, occupational and speech therapy
available to the residents that reside there and some facilities offer
outpatient therapy upon discharge or for the community. Activities are
provided and developed by certified recreational therapist. The residents are either offered private room and bathroom, or
semi-private room with shared bathroom. Nursing home care is costly.
Medicare pays for skilled nursing and rehabilitation as long as the
resident has a skilled need (requiring a skilled treatment within 24
hour period) from a Nurse, Physical, Occupational, Speech or Respiratory
Therapist. Medicare covers the cost of a skilled nursing facility up
to 100 days as long as the resident is demonstrating progress.