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Definition of Assisted Living
Assisted living is a philosophy of service that focuses on maximizing each resident's independence and dignity. This emphasizes flexibility, individualized supportive services and health care. Involvement of the community, as well as the residents' family, neighbors and friends is encouraged. The availability of staff to meet scheduled and unexpected care needs is a major aspect of assisted livin
Definition of Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Approximately 1000 "long term care facilities" classify themselves variously as life care communities or continuing care retirement communities
Definition of the Skilled Nursing Facility
"Skilled nursing facility" is defined as an institution (or a distinct part of an institution) which is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care, or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons, and is not primarily for the care and treatment of mental diseases; has in effect a transfer agreement (meeting the requirements of §1861(1) with one or more hospitals having agreements in effect under §1866; and meets the requirements for a SNF described in subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this sect
Definition of the Types of Residential Care
Certain industry segments offer a wide range of long term care services. The basic industry segments, moving from least to most intense care giving, are
History of the Long Term Care Industry
From the 12th through the 15th centuries nearly 700 shelters for the aged, were built in England. These institutions housed populations similar to those deemed long-term residents in today'
The Long Term Care Bookshelf
Dr. Allen's reading recommendations for any interested in long term care.