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Nursing Homes: Also called Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), are for individuals who need skilled nursing
care and/or more personal 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 assessment of health needs, such as watching for infections and serious illness.
Skilled care means the resident needs the daily attention of a licensed health professional 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 and assessment of a changing or unstable condition.
Sometimes a skilled nursing facility is utilized as a place for rehab after surgery or injury to help the senior regain the skills and movement needed in order
to return back to their home.
Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): PACE 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.
To qualify for PACE, you must meet these conditions:
• You’re 55 or older.
• You live in the service area of a
PACE organization.
• You’re certified by your state as
needing a nursing home-level of care.
• At the time you join, you’re able to
live safely in the community with
the help of PACE services.
To find out if you’re eligible and if there’s
a PACE site near you, visit or, or you can call your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office. PACE services are available throughout the region that this directory covers. See the Adult Day Care/PACE listing on page 13.
Respite Care: Some nursing homes, residential care facilities, and hospice care facilities provide respite care. You may also get respite care in your home. Respite care is short-term assistance so the primary caregiver can rest or tend to their own
needs. Medicare covers inpatient respite care for up to five days if you’re getting covered hospice care services. Room and board are covered for inpatient respite care and during short-term hospital stays. If you’re eligible, Medicaid will pay for some of these services at home that aren’t covered by Medicare.
Subsidized Senior Housing: There are state and federal programs that help pay for housing for some older adults with low to moderate incomes. Some
of these housing programs also offer help with meals and other activities, like housekeeping, shopping, and doing the laundry. Residents usually live in their own apartments within an apartment building. Rent payments are based on your income. Your 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 senior housing.
Publishers Note: If you have limited income and resources, there may be state programs that help cover some
of your costs in some of the long-term care choices mentioned. Call your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office at 1-800-803-7174 or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Medicaid can pay for both skilled and basic care; Medicare covers
only skilled care, and only on a short- term basis.
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