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Senior Housing Directory 2019with continuous gentle reminders, allowing individuals to live at their highest quality of life in the most digni ed manner.Nursing Homes, also called Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), are for individu- als who need nursing care and/or more per- sonal care than can be provided in another setting. Many individuals turn to a nursing home when their income and savings cannot cover other long-term care options, when family members can no longer play a major role in caregiving, or when they have 24-hour nursing needs.Most residents receive basic care: help with bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, medication, skin care, and walking. Basic care also includes observation and assess- ment of health needs, such as watching for infections and serious illness.Skilled care means the resident needs the daily attention of a licensed health profes- sional such as a registered nurse, practical nurse, or physical therapist under orders from a doctor. Skilled care may include intravenous (IV) feedings or medication, colostomy care, treatment of severe bed sores, physical therapy, or observation andassessment of a changing condition. Medicaid can pay for both skilled and basic care; Medicare covers only skilledcare, and only on a short-term basis. Sometimes a skilled nursing facility is utilized as a place for rehab after surgeryor injury to help the senior regain the skills and movement needed in order to return back to their home. Respite care may also be offered in this setting. See the listing on page 20 for places to reach out to for more information.Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (P.A.C.E.): P.A.C.E. is a Medicare and Medicaid program offered in many states that allows people who otherwise need a nursing home-level of care to remain in the community. Part of their time may be spent in the day facility and then the balance of their day at home.To qualify for P.A.C.E., you must meet these conditions:• You’re 55 or older.• You live in the service area of a P.A.C.E.organization.• You’re certi ed by your state as needinga nursing home-level of care.• At the time you join, you’re able to live safely in the community with the help of P.A.C.E. services.To  nd out if you’re eligible and if there’s a P.A.C.E. site near you, visit,, or call your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) of ce. Some progroms also offer a private pay option for those who do not qualify  an- cially. A list of local programs can be found on page 17 under the Adult Day Care / P.A.C.E. listing.SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCESHospice care: Hospice is a programof care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus is on comfort, not on curing an illness.If you qualify for hospice care andchoose to receive the hospice bene t,hospice services may include physical care,counseling, medications, equipment, andsupplies for the terminal illness and relatedcondition(s). As part of hospice care, you’llhave a specially trained team of profession-als and caregivers to provide care,including taking care of your physical,(...continued)SENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY | 2019 11

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