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Reading through all of this information may be confusing; feel free to reach out to us directly at (818) 279-6580 to speak to an intake coordinator who will take down your concerns and have one of our care coordinators call you back within 1-3 business days.
Our placement department focuses on getting a roof over our clients head, with or without care services included. We match our clients to the senior communities, or skilled nursing care, that meets their care needs while also working with their budget and/ or insurance. To help with the cost of assisted living or skilled care, we check eligibility for assistance programs available through VA, Medicare, Medi-Cal or Long Term Care insurance.
Low income seniors, who need immediate placement, may need to have a room mate until additional assistance can be applied for, and comes through. Most of the communities that we work with, who do have immediate availability, offer month to month terms with no credit check. To work with our program a senior should have income through social security or disability income, or family assistance with payment if no income is present.
Independent/ Retirement Community – This popular senior housing option is for high-functioning seniors who can take care of themselves. They live independently and can dress, cook, clean and take medication. This term may also be used to describe housing with few or no services such as Senior Apartments. Because no licensing is required in most states, the definition of independent living can vary based on location.
Assisted Living (AL) – For seniors who need assistance with one or more activities of daily living (ADL), but still want to maintain some independence. Most residents are alert and enjoy social activities and recreation, but cannot live safely on their own. Generally refers to mid-size to larger communities with 16-200+ residents. Rent is often month to month and most facilities will allow a resident to move in with little to no deposit.
Board & Care Homes/ Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) – RCFEs are non-medical facilities that provide housing, meals, housekeeping, storage and management of medications, supervision and personal care assistance with basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, eating, bathing, hygiene and transferring. One main difference between ALFs and RCFEs is their size, RCFEs typically being 15 residents or less. These smaller Assisted Living communities are designed for those who prefer a cozy, home-like environment offering full personal care and limited activities. Residents typically require more care and benefit from a higher caregiver-to-resident ratio.
Nursing Homes/ Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) – Residents require 24-hour skilled nursing care and full assistance with most activities of daily living (ADL). Many cannot move well on their own, are bedridden or are in need of intensive therapy. SNFs differ from all facilities listed so far in that they provide medical care and are covered by insurance such as Medicare, Medi-Cal/ Medicaid or other private insurances. They are a place of residence for people who have significant deficiencies with their activities of daily living and require constant nursing care. Nurses and other medical professionals are available 24 hours a day to help meet the needs of the SNFs patients.
Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care – Communities offer this care to seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and exhibit signs of forgetfulness, confusion, agitation and often, wandering behavior. These facilities usually offer a secure environment.
Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) – These communities offer all levels of senior living and care within one community. Residents can “age in place” without having to move if their care needs change.
Congregate Living Health Facility (CLHF) – A CLHF offers medical supervision, 24-hour skilled nursing and supportive care, pharmacy, dietary, social and recreational services in the same way that a SNF does but with one main difference, their size. a CLHF maximum capacity is 12 residents/ patients and because of it’s reduced facility size they can operate in residential areas from normal homes that have modest alterations. Cost of care here can range up to $300 per day or more but don’t worry, many insurance companies cover the cost of this kind of facility because they offer skilled care to treat medical concerns.
Call us at (818) 279-6580 for more info about any of these options.