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Assisted Living & Independant Living
Assisted Living Communities are resort style living for people who are ready to live life worry free and enjoy their retirement. Assisted living is also for those persons with disabilities. Assisted livings communities provide 24 hour professional supervision and assistance with ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) 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.
Assisted living as it exists today emerged in the 1990s as an eldercare option on the continuum of care for people, for whom independent living is not appropriate but who do not need the 24-hour medical care provided by a nursing home. Assisted living is a value of care and services that encourages independence and dignity.
A Skilled nursing facility is an inpatient healthcare facility with the staff and equipment to provide skilled and rehabilitation services that can be performed safely and effectively only by or under the direct supervision of a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse. In skilled nursing care, 24 hour supervision and medical treatment is provided and rendered by a registered nurse, under the direction of a doctor. Administration of medicines, diagnostics, tube feeding, changing of wound dressings, is performed by a licensed nurse. Skilled nursing care is usually provided on an inpatient basis at a hospital or skilled nursing facility under a doctor’s prescription. A personal sitter care service though an non-skilled provider will fall under the category of skilled nursing care, if because of special medical complications this services is optional for its performance or supervision and observation.
Skilled nursing does not include palliative or hospice care services or long-term care needs.
Adult Day Centers
Residential Care Homes
Residential care homes are individual family homes designed to provide proper living and personal care for people who need assistance with ADL’s. These homes are located in residential family communities and the majority is designed to house less than 6 residents. Residential care homes are in general staffed by licensed professionals, including nurses, doctors and other medical professionals. These amenities are decidedly regulated to ensure the best achievable care is being provided for each resident. Residential care homes offer residents 24 hour caregiver assistance. With fewer residents this style of living has a more quaint old fashion feel, making them a highly popular choice for those in need of customary support.
Memory care communities are incorporated as a separate care unit as an assisted living community and is the term for a long-term care option for patients who have been diagnosed with such conditions as memory loss or have problems with at least two areas of daily living (ADLs). A memory care environment is designed for persons with a level of impairment making it unsafe for him or her to continue to stay at home, but who does not require the intensive care of a skilled nursing facility. Memory care allows a person experiencing memory loss to maintain a level of independence while entrusting on the safety and security of being in a residential memory facility with access to 24 hour trained professional staff. These areas of the assisted living community are secured with alarmed and locked to ensure no one wonders off. Common spaces are provided for socialization, walks, meals, and activities.
An adult day care center is a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional needs, social support, and ADL’s of adults with professionally staffed settings. They provide adults with transitional care and short term rehabilitation proceeding hospital discharge. Various centers provide meals, meaningful activities, and broad-spectrum supervision. The care they provide is often a social type model which is focused on socialization treatment and rehabilitation goals.
Adult Day care centers may focus on providing care only for persons with a specific chronic condition such as Alzheimer’s/ dementia or specific disabilities. Many of these centers maintain a nurse on-site. The center may also provide transportation and personal care along with caregiver support groups
Attending adult day centers may prevent people from being re admitted to the hospital and may delay their admission to residential long term care facility. For participants who would otherwise stay at home alone, the social stimulation and recreational activities may improve or maintain physical and cognitive function. Adult day center may also provide a respite care for caregivers allowing caregivers to maintain work and have the time to take care of themselves.
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