Care Facilities

Care Facilities


  • Adjusting To Long-Term Care
    Moving to a long-term care facility can be a difficult emotional adjustment for your loved one to make. But there are some things you can do to help.

  • Caregiving In A Care Facility
    Some suggestions of ways that you can continue to care for your loved one after he or she has moved into a long-term care facility.

  • Changing Care Facilities
    Residents of long-term care may need to change facilities for a variety of reasons. Here’s some information to consider if your loved one needs to move to a new residence.

  • Choosing a Care Facility
    Some simple steps to follow as you and your loved one evaluate care facilities.

  • Paying For Residential Care
    Residential care can be costly, but there are a variety of methods to help you and your loved one pay for the necessary services.

  • The AAHSA
    The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging provides tips for choosing an assisted living facility, finding a nursing home, and learning about federally funded senior housing.

  • The JCAHO
    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations monitors the quality of Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, and other health facilities.

  • The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    State and local long-term ombudsmen serve as consumer watchdogs for residential care facilities by monitoring conditions, investigating complaints, and fighting for resident’s rights.

  • The Long-Term Care Spectrum
    Different types of care facilities offer different levels of care, and your loved one may find that he or she needs to change care facilities several times as his or her condition changes.

  • Types Of Care Facilities
    A list of definitions and services provided at different levels of residential care.
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Assisted Living Facilities

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

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Independent Living Facilities

  • Independent Living Facilities
    Some basic issues to consider if your loved one is interested in moving to an independent living retirement community.

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Nursing Homes

  • Nursing Home Checklist
    A list of basic questions to ask when you and your loved one visit a nursing home.

  • Nursing Home Regulations
    In order to be Medicare or Medicaid approved, nursing homes must meet certain standards.

  • Quality Of Life
    As your loved one considers moving into a nursing home, it’s important to look for a facility that offers needed services in a clean, safe, friendly environment.

  • Reviewing The Nursing Home Contract
    Some questions to consider before your loved one signs a nursing home contract.

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Caregivers Handbook

This handy guide provides resources, checklists and worksheets
 - all in one place.