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to adults who are frail but in generally good health. Personal care includes help with bathing, dressing, and taking medications.Some AFC homes specialize in care for older adults, individuals with a develop- mental disability, or the individuals with a mental illness. There are usually fewer than 20 residents; many homes have fewer than six. Most AFC homes are private pay and do not accept Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as full payment. Residents pay for their care with Social Security, pensions, other income, and savings.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 individual homes or apartments for residents who still live on their own, an assisted living facility for people who need some help with daily care, and a nursing home for those who require higher levels of care.Residents move from one level to another based on their individual needs, but usually stay within the CCRC. Your CCRC contract usually requires you to use the CCRC’s nursing home if you need nursing home care. Some CCRCs will only admit people into their nursing home that are already living in another section of the retirement community.Homes for the Aged (HFAs) provide the same level of care as AFC homes. Absenta waiver, HFAs only serve people who areat least 60 years old. They are larger than AFCs, with 50 to 300 residents. Residents of HFAs use their income and savings to pay for services. Like AFC homes, HFAs do not provide daily medical care, although some may provide nursing care on a limited basis.Hospice care: Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are termi- nally ill. The focus is on comfort, not on curing an illness.If you qualify for hospice care and choose to get the hospice benefit, hospice services may include physical care, counseling, drugs, equipment, and supplies for the terminal illness and related condition(s). As part of hospice care, you’ll have a specially trained team of professionals and caregivers to provide care, including taking care of your physical, emotional, social, and spiritu- al needs.The hospice benefit allows you and your family to stay together in the comfort of your home unless you need care in an inpa- tient facility. Some long-term care facilities and nursing homes offer hospice services from outside providers. If the hospice team determines that you need inpatient care, the hospice team will make the arrangements for your stay. Many nursing homes and residential care facilities also have contracts with hospice providers.Medicare covers hospice care if you qualify. Medicare doesn’t cover room andboard if you get general hospice services while you’re a resident of a nursing home or a hospice’s residential facility. If you’re eli- gible, Medicaid may pay for some services that Medicare doesn’t cover, like personal care assistance at home. Medicare doesn’t pay for 24-hour assistance if you get hospice services at home.For more information on Medicare’s coverage of hospice care and who qualifies, visit Care is tailored to care forthe special needs of seniors living with the diagnosis of dementia or other memory im- pairments. Commonly, individual rooms or apartments will be available designed within a closely monitored, secure environment. Some apartments will include a private bathroom with walk-in shower and small kitchenette.These facilities offer special assistance to seniors with their activities of daily living with additional services by trained staff to prompt residents with continuous gentle re- minders, allowing individuals to live at their highest quality of life in the most dignified manner.Most memory care is private pay, however memory care is also offered in skilled care facilities, Adult Foster Care and government run communities, such as the V.A.(...continued)CelebratingGetting you well, getting you • 517-750-19002018 | SENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY 9

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