Where to Get Care

We receive Long Term Care in the following settings:

  • Nursing Home
  • Alternate Care Facility: an Assisted Living Facility or a dedicated
    Alzheimer’s center
  • Adult Day Care
  • Home Care

A Nursing Home provides 24-hour-a-day room and board, nursing care and personal care services. Nursing homes also provide skilled care- medical care, therapy, and other health related services. This providing of medical and nursing care is what separates a Nursing Home from an Assisted Living Facility.

An Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is basically an apartment complex (usually a luxury apartment complex) that also provides a dining room and staff on site who can help residents with the Activities of Daily Living. Assisted Living Facilities can give an older American the best of both worlds: the privacy of their own home but the companionship of the other residents and access to high quality meals and help with day to day living. Most Assisted Living Facilities also have extensive activities for residents along with bus service to area stores or health care facilities.

Adult Day Care is an alternative program that enables participants to live at home in the evenings and on the weekends while receiving individualized care for their medical, nursing, social, rehabilitative and personal needs.. This can be an ideal program for people who try to juggle going to work each day with caring for someone who needs long term care. Adult Day Care centers allow for the person needing Long Term Care to spend the day in a clean, safe and nurturing situation while the family member goes to work.

Home Care: The overwhelming majority of people receiving Long Term Care still live at home. Home Care is typically someone coming into the house to help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). The person coming in most likely will not be a RN or CNA but rather a “homemaker” from an agency.