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Senior Housing Directory 2019state and federal programs that help pay for housing for older adults with low to moderate incomes. Some of thesehousing programs also offer help with meals and other activities like house- keeping, shopping, and doing the laun- dry. Residents usually live in their own apartments within an apartment building. Rent payments are based on income. Rent will not exceed 30 percent of your monthly income. Long waiting lists are typical for subsidized housing in some areas. Many of the in-home services described in the previous section are also available to people living in subsidized senior housing.SERVICES OUTSIDE YOUR HOMEAdult Day Care Services - This pro- gram is for individuals who need daytime supervision and social activities. Adult day care can provide respite care outside your home. It is helpful to family caregivers who work or who simply need a break from caregiving. Costs may be met through agencies in your community if you qualify, services will be provided throughprivate-pay. P.A.C.E. programs offer adult day services as part of the enrollment in their program. See the listing on page 17 for more information.Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes are licensed and inspected by the state. AFC homes provide room and board, special diets, supervision, and some personal care 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 witha 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."Assisted Living" is designed for seniors who need gentle assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or medication reminders. Assisted living offers seniors a private apartment, digni ed care, and peace of mind thatmedical assistance is available round the clock by pulling a cord or pushing a call button.Each apartment is generally equipped with a kitchenette as well as a private bath with walk-in shower and safety bars. Some communities offer various sized apartments such as studio, and one or two bedrooms. Social and recreational activities are offered daily. Three meals are provided each day tailored to special dietary requirements.Special group outings are generally offered in assisted living communities along with community rooms, hair salons, exercise rooms, libraries, gift shops, and other special amenities such as transporta- tion to medical appointments. Some even offer in-house physical and occupational therapy.Most assisted living communitiesare private-pay, however a select few exist accepting other forms of payment such as the Aid and Attendancepension, Medicare/Medicaid, or are income-based. (...continued)NeurologicalCardiacOrthopedicCancerPulmonaryComplex MedicalIf you need help with any of these conditions, you may bene tfrom an inpatient skilled nursing and rehabilitation stay.Heartland Health Care Center – Battle©2019 HCR Healthcare, LLCSENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY | 2019 9

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