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Choosing a Home

Choosing a home for your loved one can be difficult, let us help you in making the right decision. Click on one of the options below for more information on what types of care is available and how to select the right facility for your loved one.

Housing Options

Selecting the Right Facility

What to Ask and What to Look For: A Facility Checklist

 

 

Housing Options (click on any option to view details):

Congregate Retirement Apartments
Retirement Inns
Retirement Inns with Assisted Living
Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (RCFE)
Alzheimer & Dementia Care
Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

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Congregate Living Facilities:
Congregate housing facilities provide older adults with needed services without sacrificing privacy or independence. Congregate housing usually offers less supervision, a wider range of resident services and greater independence.

  • Private Apartments
  • Semi-private Apartments
  • Kitchens (in apartments)
  • Transportation
  • Activities
  • Central Dining

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Retirement Inns:
A retirement inn is usually large in that they can serve anywhere from 50 - 300+ senior citizens. These types of retirement inns are for persons who are alert / ambulatory and independent.

  • Private Apartments
  • Semi-private Apartments
  • Community Dining
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Social Activities
  • Transportation

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Retirement Inns with Assisted Living:
Retirement Inns with Assisted Living are usually large in that they can serve anywhere from 50 - 300+ senior citizens. These types of retirement inns are for persons who require some assistance with their activities of daily living (ADL’s). For example, assistance with dressing, bathing, or medications.

  • Private Apartments
  • Semi-private Apartments
  • Community Dining
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Wellness Programs
  • Social Activities
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with ADL’s

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Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (RCFE, Board & Care):
Board and care homes can be represented in different sizes. Smaller facilities (4-6 bed) are typically private homes that have been converted into a care facility. Larger homes are typically set up similar to retirement inns with assistance and can be as large as 100+ beds.

  • 24 Hour Care and Supervision
  • 3 Nutritious Meals Daily
  • Transportation to Doctors
  • Activities & Social Programs
  • Monitoring & Dispensing of Medications
  • Assisted Bathing & Dressing
  • Management of Bowel & Bladder Incontinence

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Facilities:
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Facilities can be either small (4-6 beds) or large (100+ beds) facilities specifically designed to meet the challenges that arise in caring for a loved one affected with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Some of these facilities can also offer secured perimeters for those patients who tend to wander.

  • 24 Hour Care and Supervision
  • 3 Nutritious Meals Daily
  • Transportation to Doctors
  • Activities & Social Programs designed for people with memory impairment
  • Monitoring & Dispensing of Medications
  • Assisted Bathing & Dressing
  • Management of Bowel & Bladder Incontinence

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Intermediate Care Facility (ICF):
Intermediate Care Facilities proved care for patients not in need of skilled nursing care but needing some personal nursing attention, medical aid, and a protective environment. They are required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • 24 Hour Care and Supervision
  • 3 Nutritious Meals Daily - Special Diets Available
  • Transportation to Doctors
  • Activities & Social Programs
  • Monitoring & Dispensing of Medications
  • Assisted Bathing & Dressing
  • Management of Bowel & Bladder Incontinence
  • Nurse on Staff 24 hours per day

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Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF):
Skilled Nursing Facilities are licensed by the Department of Health Services, and many are certified for Medicare and/or Medi-Cal reimbursement. Residents are usually convalescing from a serious illness or surgery and require continuous observation and/or rehabilitation. Skilled Nursing Facilities are required to have a nurse on staff 24 hours per day.

  • Rehabilitation Programs (Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapies)
  • Social Activities

  • Nursing Care

  • Wound Care

  • Hospice Care

  • 3 Nutritional Meals Daily

  • Assisted Bathing & Dressing

  • Management of Bowel & Bladder Incontinence

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