There are two types of long-term care facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Residential Care/Assisted Living. Licensed SNFs provide 24-hour skilled nursing care either in a nursing home or a convalescent hospital. Residential Care/Assisted Living is a licensed facility that provides 24-hour non-medical care and supervision for individuals needing assistance with activities of daily living.
When it comes to choosing what is best for you or a loved one, the best places to look are:
- Family Physician
- Hospital discharge planner
- Religious organization
- Close friends and neighbors
- Licensing reports
When finally choosing a facility, consider the following:
- Nursing/Staff Care
- Food Service
- Activities and Special Services
Information provided by the Senior Advocacy Services.