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 Designing Your Long-Term Housing Plan
• You’re 55 or older.
• You live in the service area of a PACE
• You’re certified by your state as need-
ing 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.
PACE provides comprehensive care using Medicare and Medicaid funds to cover all of your medically necessary care services, including preventive care. PACE also supports family caregivers. To find out if you’re eligible and if there’s a PACE site near you, visit
A local list can be found on page 19.
Adult Care Residence
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 devel- opmental 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 pri- vate pay and do not accept Supplemen- tal 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 dress- ing, bathing, or medication reminders. Assisted living offers seniors a private apartment, dignified care, and peace of mind that medical assistance is available around 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 transpor- tation to medical appointments. Some even offer in-house physical and occupa- tional therapy.
Most assisted living communi- ties are private-pay, however
a select few exist accepting other forms of payment such as the Aid and Attendance pen- sion, Medicare/Medicaid, or are income-based.
“Assisted Living” is an industry 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 actually be a licensed Home for the
Aged or AFC home. Be careful to read all information about costs and services
Complex Medical
If you need help with any of these conditions, you may benefit
from an inpatient skilled nursing and rehabilitation stay.
Heartland Health Care Center – Battle Creek
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