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24 Hour Contact


Refers to "round the clock treatment" in a home environment. The care may be shared by multiple caregivers or a single caregiver.


Affordable - Subsidized Housing


Subsidized housing is government sponsored economic assistance program aimed towards alleviating housing costs and expenses for impoverished people with low to moderate incomes. s. Subsidized housing is often called "affordable housing."


Alzheimer's/Dementia Care


Care provided for clients with Alzheimer's or Dementia


Based On Income


Monthly rent is based on your income.


Continuum Of Care


Continuing Care Retirement Communities offer all levels of care on one campus (independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing). An endowment fee may be required that entitles residents to use assisted or skilled services when needed throughout their lifetime. Each community offers varied buy-in...


Doctor Visits


The facility either offers in house doctor visits or will take the resident to their doctor.


Energy Resources & Weatherization


Sliding scale or income qualifying energy resources for seniors. Look at your local public service company for possible resource.


Funeral, Cremation & Mortuary Services


Funeral and pre-planning businesses specialize in providing traditional funeral and cremation services. These companies may also provide advance directives and pre-planning funeral arrangements.


Guardianship/Conservatorship


A legal guardian or guardianship is a person who has the legal authority (and the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of another person, called a ward.


Hospitals - Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC)


LTACH's are focused on patients with serious medical problems that require intense, special treatment for a long time (usually about 20-30 days). These patients often transfer from Intensive Care units in traditional hospitals. It would not be unusual for a LTACH patient to need ventilator or other life...


House Sharing


Roommate matching services for homeowners that have extra space in their homes with long-term housemates. Matching provides home owners the opportunity to share their home, stay independent and earn extra income while offering housing opportunities to renters while providing companionship for everyone.


Pharmacy - Compound


The traditional role of compounding pharmacies is to make drugs prescribed by doctors for specific patients with needs that can't be met by commercially available drugs.


Renal Care


Renal- Patients who require more intensive monitoring, new or increased dialysis services, renal patients requiring stabilization or other comorbid conditions. Acute renal, insufficiency/failure, Chronic renal, insufficiency, ESRD


Senior Organizations & Services


Includes senior organizations such as government, non-profit, and community organizations created to assist seniors in many areas of their lives.


24 Hour Care


Refers to round the clock treatment in a home environment. The care may be shared by multiple caregivers or by a single caregiver.


24 Hour On Call


Refers to someone being available 24 hours a day to speak with you.


Active Adult Communities


Active Adult Communities are traditionally geared towards the physically active senior, these communities can be apartment style, cottage/patio home, or Condo/Townhome style living. There are often community gatherings and many offer enhanced amenities like concierge, golf courses and recreation centers....


Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)


Activities involving personal care and mobility such as bathing, dressing, toileting, walking and meal preparation.


Acupuncture


A treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin


Adult Care Family Homes


Licensed Assisted Living homes with 6 beds or less


Adult Day Services


Adult day programs are for elders who need a place to stay during daytime hours because they have difficulty functioning alone.


Advanced Care Planning


Advance Care Planning is planning for future medical wishes if you should ever be unable to make those decisions for yourself. The process of Advance Care Planning is important and appropriate for anyone 18 years or older.


Age Restrictions


Some communities have a restriction on the youngest age they are allowed to accept. These restrictions vary by community.


Aging Life Care Professional


An Aging Life Care Professional, also known as a geriatric care manager, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults


ALS & MS Care


Care specific to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and Multiple Sclerosis. Care plans will include assistance with ALS & MS disease states as well as assistance in providing appropriate healthcare support and therapies for those with these diseases. Caregiver education and support is also provided.


Aquatic Classes & Therapy


Therapy and exercise preformed in a swimming pool, indoor and outside, will a licensed instructor. Aquatic therapy is well suited for seniors and keeps both the body and mind fit.


Area Agencies On Aging


AAA's were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. By providing a range of options that allow older adults to choose the home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best, AAAs make...


Assistance With ADL's


Assistance with activities of daily living


Assisted Living


Typically apartment-style with kitchenettes and private baths. Some offer companion accommodations. Personal assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating and ambulation. Rates vary from an all-inclusive to base rates with levels of care. Amenities vary...


Assisted Living


Assisted Living communities provide Homecare Services and amenities in apartment environments. Homecare Service offerings can range from Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing and grooming, toileting or ambulation to medication management and more. Pricing may vary from base rent plus A la...


Associations For Specific Ailments


Organizations that perform advocacy roles and inform the public about the latest research developments and provide assistance for specific illnesses.


Bonded


Being bonded means that a bonding company has secured money that is available to the consumer in the event they file a claim against the company.


Brain Health


Neuro/Post-Trauma (Brain)- Designed for patients who require intensive therapy in addition to intensive nursing and other acute medical interventions.


Cancer Care


Cancer is ideally treated by a multi-disciplinary team of oncologists, in addition, the team usually includes a pathologist, a diagnostic radiologist and an oncology nurse. The advantage of the team approach is that it combines the unique skill sets of several different disciplines into one consulting...


Cardiac Care


Refers to services including patient assessment, specific diet information, and management of the disease process, medication management and education. Cardiac rehabilitation is a program designed to help a person with heart disease return to health. Cardiac rehabilitation may consist of exercise, modifying...


Care Management


Agencies that help evaluate, coordinate, or provide crisis intervention for seniors. They are familiar with senior care issues and can assist families in determing the best care options or facility.


Care/Personal


Non-Medical home care agencies


Career Opportunities


The path a person chooses during his or her life to direct or re-direct their lifes work and accomplishments. Career opportunities provide compensation in a variety of ways including personal reward, benefits and compensation


Caregivers Covered By Workmans Comp


Caregiver staff is covered by workman's comp


CCRC


Continuing Care Retirement Communities offer all levels of care on one campus (independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing). An endowment fee may be required that entitles residents to use assisted or skilled services when needed throughout their lifetime. Each community offers varied buy-in...


Certified Wound & Ostomy Care Nurse


Refers to most Home Health Agencies providing wound care services to their clients. Some agencies may employ specialty nurses to provide and instruct in care specifically for ostomy patients and for more complicated wounds.


Chiropractic Care


A method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure


CNA On Staff


Certified Nursing Assistant


Companion Homemaker


Refers to services provided by a companion/sitter to be with your family member for a specified amount of time each day up to and including 24-hour supervision. The companions may provide assistance with routine household activities such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands and shopping. Many agencies...


Complex Medical Care


A facility that will take on a resident with complex care needs such as trachs


Conservatorship


A person is subjected to the legal control of an external entity or organization, known as a conservator which is someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person.


Consumer Affairs


Government and non-profit organizations that provide consumer information or legal advice.


Continuing Care Retirement Community


Continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, offer independent living, assisted living and nursing care in a single setting or campus. You can start on the independent level and progress as need be, staying on one campus. These communities normally require an entry fee and offer a living unit, meals,...


Continuing Education


A program of education and instruction designed primarily for adult students who participate part-time.


Contract W/VA


If the patient is not a Medicare Recipient and is covered by the VA, the VA will make payments directly to their contracted agencies. If a patient is a Veteran, but is a Medicare Recipient, they may choose any Medicare approved hospice agency for their care.


County Health Departments


These are divisions of the state government and they oversee licensing and services provided by senior housing, home care, and other services.


Day Care


Any provider can elect to provide day/night services on a short or long term basis. Rates typically include a place to rest, one or two meals and snacks and activities for the day. Licensed communities are prohibited by law to promote these services without a specific license.


Dental Resources


Charitable and government organizations providing resources and dental services. Many programs are sliding scale or income qualifying.


Dental Services


Dental Services provided by licensed professionals for a variety of services and procedures


Diabetes Teaching Management


Refers to services including patient assessment specific diet information, management of the disease process, medication management and education on all the above. Services are provided by Registered Nurse under the supervision of a M.D. Some agencies may have certified diabetic nurse instructors or...


Diabetic Care


Refers to services including patient assessment specific diet information, management of the disease process, medication management and education on all the above. Services are provided by Registered Nurse under the supervision of a M.D. Some agencies may have certified diabetic nurse instructors or...


Driver Safety


Resources to aid individuals and families in deciding if aging changes are affecting a persons ability to drive safely. Some issues to be considered include eyesight, medication effects, physical fitness, reflexes, mental sharpness, hearing and memory.


Elder Abuse Prevention


Government and non-profit agencies which advocate for or protect seniors from abuse in housing, financial matters, and physical harm.


Elder Law


Elder law is a legal term coined to cover an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the growing aging population.


Elderhostel


Elder Hostel is a not-for-profit organization that provides exceptional learning adventures to nearly 250,000 older adults each year. Elderhostel offers over 10,000 programs a year in more than 100 countries. The philosophy is that learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. Participants...


Emergency Response Systems


Personal medical alert products and home alarm systems activated by pushing a button.


Employment Opportunities & Resources


Companies and community service organizations that offer employment opportunities to seniors and may train them for various jobs.


Enteral (Tube) Feeding


Refers to services that can be provided at home under the supervision of the patients M.D. Entrant patient conditions include, but are not limited to, the following: dysphasia, inflammatory bowel, esophageal use, intestinal atresia, colitis, chrones disease and malignancies.


Estate Planning


Estate planning is the process of disposing of an estate. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.


Fiduciary Services


A person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary.


Financial Assistance


Financial assistance companies specialize in assisting seniors facing financial problems or in need of financial assistance.


Food Resources


Sliding scale or income qualifying food resources for seniors and also list of congregate meal sites.


Glasses


Eyewear


Hearing Services And Resources


Private, non-profit and government organizations providing resources and hearing services. Many programs are sliding scale and income qualifying.


Home Care/Personal Assistance/Companion


Non-Medical home care agencies


Home Health Agencies


Home health care agencies are Medicare-certified (which means they have met federal minimum requirements). Home health agencies may offer a wide range of services, including physician care, or may just offer a few services, such as basic nursing care. Most home health agencies assemble a care team for...


Home Health Aides


Refers to persons specifically trained to help individuals with their personal care needs and activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include assistance with bathing, showering, shampooing, dressing etc. Other tasks may be assigned to aides per individual agency and family negotiations/contract....


Home Health Aides / Assisting ADL


Refers to persons specifically trained to help individuals with their personal care needs and activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include assistance with bathing, showering, shampooing, dressing etc. Other tasks may be assigned to aides per individual agency and family negotiations/contract....


Home Maintenance & Handyman Services


Minor repair or small scale home maintenance. Some agencies offer sliding scale, income qualifying or donated help by volunteers for seniors to maintain their homes.


Home Medical Equipment & Supplies


Companies that provide/sell medical supplies, oxygen and respiratory equipment, wheelchairs, and diabetic supplies for home use. Many companies can directly bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.


Home Medical Equipment Loan Closets


Organizations that loan equipment to those in need for a short time.


Homemaker/Companion


Non-medical assistance with; meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, errands, activities, outings, companionship and other household duties.These agencies are licensed by the state.


Hospice


Refers to a comprehensive program of care to patients and families facing a life threatening illness. Hospice emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment. The dying are comforted. Professional medical care is given, and sophisticated symptom relief provided. Very few Home Health Agencies are...


Hospice


Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice and palliative care involve a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the persons needs and wishes....


Housing Placement & Resource Specialists


Individuals who can assist you with understanding the range of home care and housing options. They are prepared to ask you questions that help you narrow down your options and help you with resources that you can seek out prior to making decisions.


Incontinence Care


Offering care for patients that suffer from incontinence.


Independent - Retirement Community


Retirement Communities typically offer Studio, 1 BR or 2 BR rental apartments with full kitchens, and private baths. Services can include meal plans, transportation, wellness clinics, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. Amenities can be abundant and may include formal libraries, computer stations,...


Independent Living


This category encompasses a wide variety of options. Retirement Communities typically offer Studio, 1 BR or 2 BR rental apartments with full kitchens, and private baths. Services can include meal plans, transportation, wellness clinics, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. Amenities can be abundant...


Infusion Pharmacies & Services


Pharmaceutical and infusion therapy companies provide patients with drugs, equipment, and training to administer drugs and feedings in the home. Sometimes a pharmaceutical and infusion therapy company is also a Medicare-certified home health agency.


Insured


This refers to what happens if someone gets hurt on the job. If the company isn't insured, then the claim gets filed against the homeowner's insurance. If the company is insured, then the claim gets filed against the company's insurance.


Intermediate Care


24 hour inpatient care residents who need licensed nursing supervision and supportive care, but do not require continuous nursing care. Residents may receive full assistance with ADLs and transfers. Residents receive meds form a nurse following a doctors orders and may receive outpatient rehab services....


IV Therapy


Refers to any medical treatments/medications that need to be introduced into the body via a patient�s veins. Numerous IV Therapies can be provided in a patient�s home under supervision of a MD. Some of these include: inter-infective/antibiotic therapies, hydration therapy, pain management, chemotherapy...


Kitchenette


A small kitchen with limited functionality to support the resident in preparing simple meals for themselves. Kitchenettes typically include a sink, small refrigerator and stovetop; it often does not include an oven.


Knee Pain Care


Knee pain can be caused by injury, arthritis and osteoarthritis. As we age, the cartilage in our joints begins to shrink, causing sometimes bone-on-bone contact which is very painful. There are both surgical and non-surgical solutions to knee pain. See a joint specialist in your area to determine the...


Liability Coverage


Bonded means that a bonding company has secured money that is available to the consumer in the event they file a claim against the company. Insured refers to what happens if someone gets hurt on the job. If the company isn't insured, then the claim gets filed against the homeowner's insurance. If the...


Libraries


Many libraries provide special services for seniors and those with physical impairments. Main libraries in your community will provide satellite library information.


Licensure


CLASS (A) a home care agency that provides any skilled healthcare service. Agencies with a Class A license may also provide personal care services. CLASS (B) a home care agency that provides only personal care services. An agency with a Class B license shall not provide any skilled healthcare service....


Licensure


CLASS (A) a home care agency that provides any skilled healthcare service. Agencies with a Class A license may also provide personal care services. CLASS (B) a home care agency that provides only personal care services. An agency with a Class B license shall not provide any skilled healthcare service....


LIFE Programs


LIFE is an option that allows older Pennsylvanians to live independently while receiving services and supports that meet the health and personal needs of the individual. Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) is a managed care program that provides a comprehensive, all-inclusive package of medical...


Life Settlements


A life settlement generally refers to the sale of a life insurance policy by a policy owner for less than the face value of the policy to third party investors. The third party investor(s) plans to profit at death of the insured by collecting more in death benefits that were paid out (e.g., the purchase...


Live-In Services


Refers to providing care 24 hours a day for as long as the client requires this supervision. These services may be contracted through Companion Agencies or through Individual contracts.


Long-Term Care


Chronic, custodial care provided on an on-going basis.


Long-Term Chronic Care


Long-term chronic care is a higher level of medical care not found in traditional long-term care settings. It combines comprehensive therapeutic programs and clinical services for seniors with chronic and sometimes complex diagnoses


LTC Diversion


LTC Diversion or Medicaid Waiver is amount Medicaid pays to a facility which is dependent upon a resident's income.


Manufactured Home Communities


Homes that are built entirely in the factory under a federal building code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (commonly known as the HUD Code) went into effect June 15, 1976. Manufactured homes may...


Massage Therapy


Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with...


Med-Alert Available


Company offers a pendent or home-alert system that notifies staff that user in in distress.


Mediation Services


Mediation is an informal process during which a neutral third party helps people negotiate mutually acceptable agreements.


Medicaid


Accepts Medicaid


Medicaid LTC


For FL- Medicaid Waiver and Diversion now under one name


Medicaid Managed Care


Managed Care is a health care delivery system organized to manage cost, utilization, and quality. Medicaid managed care provides for the delivery of Medicaid health benefits and additional services through contracted arrangements between state Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations (MCOs) that...


Medicaid Waiver


An assisted living waiver may be used to transition individuals out of nursing facilities or to provide persons at risk of institutionalization with options for remaining in their communities. Assisted living waivers are designed to provide an alternative to more costly nursing home care.


Medicare


Accepts Medicare


Medicare & Medicaid Information


Medicare, the nation's largest health insurance program, provides health insurance for Americans. Medicaid is a federal program based largely on income guidelines.


Medicare Advantage Plans


Companies offering senior-oriented health coverage and Medicare supplement programs.


Medication Reminders


Reminding the patient to take medication when needed.


Memory & Dementia Care


Caring for those with various dementias and Alzheimer's disease. Providing support with various stages of the diseases as well as assistance in providing appropriate healthcare support and therapies for those with these diseases. Caregiver support is also provided in the form of respite time and caregiver...


Memory Care - Customized Solutions


Assistance with memory care issues that are customized and specific to the individual with memory or dementia issues.


Memory Care (Dementia)


These communities are either licensed assisted living facilities that specialize in delivering care to victims of dementia or a unit of a skilled nursing facility. The same licensure rules apply. Communities are typically bedroom-style rental units with common areas for dining and activities. Many are...


Memory Care Assisted Living


Communities that specialize to those living with Dementia and Alzheimers. Communities are typically bedroom-style rental units with common areas for dining and activities. These communities are locked, secured units for residents safety. Staff is specifically trained for the special needs of this population....


Migraine Treatment


Migraine headaches are frequently unpredictable and cause differing symptoms including nausea, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, blurred vision, lightheadedness, pain that is throbbing or pulsing, pain on one or both sides of your head. There are many treatments including, medicinal, massage, Botox...


Mobility Impaired


Inability to move one's body in the activities of daily living without assistance from a device or personal attendant.


Multi-Levels


Multiple floor buildings.


Neuropathy


A disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness


New Choice Waiver


Facility is contracted to accept this Medicaid based program. New Choice Waiver is designed to help nursing home residents move to more independent community settings.


Non-Medical Home Care


Non-medical assistance with meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, errands, activities, outings, companionship and other household duties. Licensure is required only in some states.


Non-Medical Home Care


Non-Medical Home Care - In-home support services that focus on non-medical care on a daily, weekly or 24/7 basis. These services can include personal care, housekeeping, errands, respite care, meal preparation and social contact. Aids can be hired part-time or full-time, depending on the needs of the...


Orthopedic Care


Refers to what usually results from major bone fractures


PACE


PACE is a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly


Palliative Care


Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.


Palliative/Hospice


Refers to a comprehensive program of care to patients and families facing a life threatening illness. Hospice emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment. The dying are comforted. Professional medical care is given, and sophisticated symptom relief provided. Very few Home Health Agencies are...


Personal Care Assistance


One on one assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)


Personal Services


Personal care services are furnished to meet the client's non-medical physical, maintenance and supportive needs, including bathing, grooming, hygiene and assistance with ambulation. These agencies are licensed by the state.


Personalized Senior Services


Services that cater to the needs of the individual client or resident.


Power Of Attorney


Written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter, sometimes against the wishes of the other


Price All Inclusive


Price listed includes any and all amenities a community has to offer.


Price Dependent Levels Of Care


Flexible levels of service geared to accommodate different needs over time. Rates may vary depending on the changing levels of care while one maintains the same physical residence.


Private Insurance


Accepts Private Insurance


Private Pay


Accepts Private Pay


Probate


Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under the valid will.


Psychiatric Care


Refers to the agencies ability to offer services related to psychiatric support with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness. Services may include counseling or administering of medications.


Pulmonary Care


Refers to respiratory patients and families who will be entrusted on the use of oxygen, nebulizers and breathing exercises and other treatments as ordered. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CDPD) emphysema, pneumonia, etc.


Real Estate Services


Services include realtors specializing in the senior housing and relocation market. Some may have the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. They are familiar with the current real estate market and can offer assistance to seniors wishing to downsize and move to senior-oriented housing.


Rehab And Therapy


Many skilled nursing facilities offer restorative and rehabilitative physical and occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services. Short-term rehabilitation services may be provided to individuals with diagnoses such as joint replacements, stroke, etc. Long-term rehab may also be provided...


Rehabilitation Facilities


Rehabilitation Facilities offer restorative therapies such as PT, OT, Speech and Respiratory therapies and can be offered in a variety of settings including clinical and office practices, hospitals, skilled-care nursing homes, sports medicine clinics., and some health maintenance organizations. See our...


Rehabilitation Hospitals


Rehabilitation Hospitals, sometimes referred to as Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals, provide intensive rehab to patients who are generally medically stable but need help to recover from injury or other medical conditions. They can be found within a hospital or in a free-standing building. Rehabilitation...


Rehabilitation-Transitional Facilities


A transitional rehabilitation facility is a skilled nursing facility that provides short term care and therapy to Medicare and insurance patients only. A transitional rehabilitation facility does not provide long-term care and normally does not have certification to serve the Medicaid population. The...


Resident Trustfund Mgmt Services


When a nursing home or assisted living home collects a resident's income, depositing the same, deducts for rent and other services provided by the facility (haircuts, manicures, co-payments for medical/pharmacy expenses), and acts as a fiduciary for this resident to the extent of services provided by...


Residential Care Homes


Residential Care Homes are licensed in a variety of ways and are governed by state law involving regulation and inspection


Respite Care


Otherwise known as a short-term stay. Any provider of IL, AL, ALZ or SNF care can elect to provide fully furnished accommodations to a person for a short period of time. Rates usually quoted on a daily basis and are typically inclusive of all services and amenities.


Respite Care


Respite is a period of rest or relief for those who give constant care to an ill person. Many skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities offer this service. Please refer to our housing grids on pages 193-202, 246-251. Repspite Assistance Funds-Providing financial assistance for repite...


Respite/Short Term Stay


Otherwise known as a short-term stay. Any provider of IL, AL, ALZ or SNF care can elect to provide fully furnished accommodations to a person for a short period of time. Rates usually quoted on a daily basis and are typically inclusive of all services and amenities.


Retirement Community


Housing designed specifically for mature adults. Typically Studio, 1 BR or 2 BR rental apartments with full kitchens, and private baths are available. Services include meal plans, transportation, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. Amenities are usually abundant; formal libraries, computer stations,...


Reverse Mortgages


Reverse mortgages are designed for adults 62 and over who own their own home and wish to access their home's equity while retaining ownership. These programs are government insured and can provide tax-free cash on a monthly basis.


RN On Staff


Registered Nurse on full time staff.


Secured Memory Care Unit


These communities are either licensed assisted living facilities that specialize in delivering care to victims of dementia or a unit of a skilled nursing facility. The same licensure rules apply. Communities are typically bedroom-style rental units with common areas for dining and activities. Many are...


Senior Centers


Senior centers are gathering places for seniors who are still active and are seeking a place for planned activities, friendship, and planned programs. Lunches are usually served, and transportation may be available.


Senior Health Clinics


Health Clinics usually provide more comprehensive health and related services than a traditional medical practice. Services may include physicians who specialize in Geriatrics, a nurse practitioner, a masters level social worker (MSW), and, in many cases, financial discounts may be available.


Short-Term Care


Acute care provided on a short-term basis.


Skilled Care


24 hour licensed nursing services, eight hours of which are RN covered. Patient may receive rehab services either inpatient or outpatient and may be fully dependent for ADLs. Patients receive medications by an RN according to a licensed physicians orders.


Skilled Nursing


A higher level of care where services are preformed by a licensed Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Skilled Nursing includes, but is not limited to patient assessments, performance of prescribed medical treatments, administration of prescribed medications, education for the patient and the...


Skilled Nursing & Rehab


Residents that requiring daily medical care or rehabilitation after a surgery, accident or illness. Residents may receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. A skilled nursing facility is licensed to provide health care and services involved in...


Skilled Nursing Facility


Facilities provide 24/7 care for residents and offer full assistance with ADLs. Daily rates typically include a furnished bedroom and a private or shared bath, meals, activities, transportation, phone service, cable television and all personal/nursing care. Payor sources usually accepted are Medicare,...


Sleep Apnea Dental Center


Appliances to reduce sleep apnea


Social Worker


A clinical social workers purpose in health care is to enhance, promote, maintain, and restore the best possible social abilities of the patient or family. Services provided may be preventive, developmental, or remedial in nature.


Sub Acute Unit


For patients who require more intensive nursing and respiratory care including post accident and ventilator dependent patients.


Support Groups & Services


Support services are non-profit, for-profit and government organizations providing support and associated services such as counseling for specific illnesses and conditions.


Term Life Insurance


Term life insurance or term assurance is life insurance which provides coverage for a limited period of time, the relevant term. After that period, the insured can either drop the policy or pay annually increasing premiums to continue the coverage. If the insured dies during the term, the death benefit...


Therapy PT/OT/ST


Speech Therapy- refers to services to assess and treat speech and swallowing disorders. Speech therapy can treat�speech, language, cognitive skills or swallowing. A Therapist provides individually designed treatment programs to maximize communication and swallowing. Depending on the nature and severity...


Trach Care


Tracheotomy care is generally done every eight hours and involves cleaning around the incision, as well as replacing the inner cannula of the tracheotomy tube. After the site heals, the entire tracheotomy tube is replaced once or twice per week, depending on the physician's order.


Transportation


Rides to shopping, appointments and other outings.


Type 1 Care


Residents may receive significant assistance with 2 ADL's and minimal assistance on More than 2 ADL's daily. The resident must also be able to evacuate a community under their own power and have stable health. Residents receive 24/7 monitoring and may have an independent home health agency help with...


Type 2 Care


Residents receive full assistance with ADL's and are able to permit aging in place. Residents may require the assist of one person for transfers and evacuations. Residents receive 24/7 monitoring and may have an independent home health agency help with services.


Vent Unit


Unit specifically designated for patients in need of a ventilation rehab.


Vision Resources


Private, non-profit and government organizations providing vision resources. Many programs are sliding scale or income qualifying.


Vision Resources & Services


Private, non-profit and government organizations providing vision resources. Many programs are sliding scale or income qualifying.


Volunteer Opportunities


Opportunities that local organizations that offer employment opportunities to seniors and may train them for various jobs.


Wanderguard


Alarm system used to monitor residents who are wander risks.


Wound Care


Refers to most Home Health Agencies providing wound care services to their clients. Some agencies may employ specialty nurses to provide and instruct in care specifically for ostomy patients and for more complicated wounds.


Wound Vac


Vacuum-assisted closure of a wound is a type of therapy to help wounds heal. It's also known as wound VAC. During the treatment, a device decreases air pressure on the wound. This can help the wound heal more quickly. The gases in the air around us put pressure on the surface of our bodies.

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