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THE HOUSING OPTION FOR YOU ... continued“Assisted Living” is a marketing term used to describe a kind of residential care program. These businesses generally are not licensed or inspected by the state, though some utilizing this title might ac- tually be a licensed Home for the Aged or AFC home. Be careful to read all informa- tion about costs and services very careful- ly; fees may vary based on the additional services requested. The rights and obliga- tions of the resident and the facility should be spelled out in the contract you sign. See the listing on page 18 to start your search. AFC homes and HFA are in this listing.Continuing Care Retirement Commu- nities (CCRCs): CCRCs are retirement communities that offer more than one kind of housing and different levels of care. In the same community, there may be individ- ual homes or apartments for residents who still live on their own, an assisted living fa- cility for people who need some help with daily care, and a skilled nursing facility for those who require higher levels of care.Residents move from one level to an- other based on their individual needs, but usually stay within the CCRC. Your CCRCcontract usually requires you to use the CCRC’s skilled nursing home if you need nursing home care. Some CCRCs will only admit people into their skilled nursing care facility that are already living in another section of the retirement community.Some local adult care communities stop short of all three components but may offer at least two with nearby af liations for the other levels of care.Homes for the Aged (HFAs) are licensed and inspected by the state. They provide the same level of care as an AFC home. Fees include room and board, special diets, supervision, and some per- sonal care for adults who are frail but in generally good health. Personal care may include help with bathing, dressing, and taking medications. Fees may vary based on the additional services requested. While the HFA does not generally provide daily medical care, some home care agencies do offer nursing and other medical services to residents at an HFA location.Absent a waiver, HFAs only serve peo- ple who are at least 60 years old. They are larger than AFCs, with 50 to 300 residents.Residents use their income and savings to pay for services.Memory Care is tailored to care forthe special needs of seniors living with the diagnosis of dementia or other memory impairments. Commonly, individual rooms or apartments will be available designed within a closely monitored, secure envi- ronment. Some apartments might also be semi-private but will include a private bathroom. Some may also have a walk-in shower and small kitchenette.These facilities offer special assistance for activities of daily living with additional services by trained staff to prompt residentsNorthPointe WoodsAN ACTIVE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY10 SENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY | 2019• Independent Apartments• Assisted Living Apartments• Transportation• Convenient to the Medical Community• Daily Activities• Fully Equipped Fitness Center• Beautiful Views Overlooking Battle CreekCall (269) 964-7625 for more information or to schedule a tour.700 North Avenue, Battle Creek www.northpointewoods.orgFeels Like HomeIf you are a Veteran be sure to ask about the Aid and Attendance Pension. It might provide assistance with care costs.Most memory care is private pay, however memory care is also offered in skilled care facilities, AFCs, HFAs, and government run communities, such as the V.A.

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