Long-Term Care: Retired Couple Sitting On Bench With Hot Drink In Assisted Living Facility

There are two types of long-term care facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Residential Care/Assisted Living. Licensed SNFs provide 24-hour skilled nursing care either in a nursing home or a convalescent hospital. Residential Care/Assisted Living is a licensed facility that provides 24-hour non-medical care and supervision for individuals needing assistance with activities of daily living.

Long-Term Care: Retired Couple Sitting On Bench With Hot Drink In Assisted Living FacilityWhen it comes to choosing what is best for you or a loved one, the best places to look are:

  • Family Physician
  • Hospital discharge planner
  • Religious organization
  • Close friends and neighbors
  • Licensing reports

When finally choosing a facility, consider the following:

  • Location
  • Costs
  • Nursing/Staff Care
  • Food Service
  • Activities and Special Services

Information provided by the Senior Advocacy Services.