||What are the different types of facilities?
Assisted Living Communities
These facilities offer a range of services for adults who can live independently but who need help with activities of day
living (ADL). These include bathing, grooming, eating, etc. Amenities generally include meals, housekeeping, laundry
service, transportation, emergency call service, and planned activities. Many also include on-staff licensed nurses,
medication assistance, and 24-hour health status monitoring.
Independent Living Communities
These are for healthy, self-reliant seniors who seek the freedom and privacy of a separate, easy-to-maintain apartment
or house. Such communities usually include organized social activities security provisions.
Senior Citizen Housing
Residential Board & Care Homes
This generally refers to public housing made available by local housing agencies via assistance from the Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Elderly people are among the groups who qualify for housing at subsidized
rates. Other qualifications include annual gross income and U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.
These are homes that specialize in providing care for the elderly�usually with a small number residents. The homes
provide assistance with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, incontinency care, and managing medication.
They generally do not offer skilled nursing services.
Dementia / Alzheimer's Homes
Most Alzheimer's and dementia care is provided in an assisted living or nursing
home facility that specializes in dealing with symptoms of these diseases. Needs are met 24/7 by staff members
trained in Alzheimer's and dementia care. These homes include
secured areas to prevent wandering.
These are senior care facilities that will accept social security for payment or that offer an SSI rate of $980 per month.