Skilled Nursing Facility
This is not an acute care hospital, however, there are
skilled professionals on staff that perform the skilled care needed and will monitor,
educate and rehabilitate the patient. Frequently the patient is able to return to his or
her own home environment. Most insurance will pay for this type of care if the qualifications
for skilled care are met.
Locked Alzheimer Board and Care
This facility is for patients with mental deficits
that have a tendency to wander and need special care. They occupy their own private room or
with a roommate. There is a communal dining room and planned activities. They have caregivers
who watch them assist with feeding, ambulation, personal hygiene, dressing and their medications.
Large Board and Care Facilities
This facility are for people who need assistance but can
perform some care for themselves. They also have a private room or a roommate. They eat in a
communal dining room or can leave with family members for meals or activities. There are no skilled
nursing services provided by the facility unless home health agencies send the nursing professinal over.
Small Board and Care Facilities
These are houses in a residential area. There are
generally 4-6 clients in each house. This environment is run more like a private home. The
clients eat in the dining room together at the dining room table. They sit in the yard or
watch TV in the living room. The care here is more intimate since it is a smaller setting.
All medication is given to them. Again, no skilled nursing care is provided by the facility
unless it is provided by home health agencies.
These are apartments or studios in a large building. A client or
couple lives in their own private unit. There are planned activities and community busses for
their trips to the grocery, church, doctor's office or park. They have the option of eating in the
communal dining room or in their own apartment. They can have maid service, laundry service, shower
assistance, etc. The clients here are responsible for their own medication.
This type of environment is located generally in a senior residence.
Higher level of care is provided, such as assistance with personal hygiene, ambulating,
taking their medication and housekeeping. The clients here must be able to care for
themselves with assistance and cannot be bed-bound.