Long-term care facilities provides living arrangements that cater to individuals who need assistance in personal care and health services. Individuals can choose from these four options:
- Nursing homes are licensed facilities that provide the most comprehensive range of care services for chronically ill residents. These facilities provide 24-hour supervision.
- Assisted living facilities allow relative independence among their residents. These facilities provide assistance in personalized care medication management, and homemaker services such as laundry and housekeeping.
- Board and care homes are private residences that provide meals, housekeeping and personal care for frail or disabled individuals, with at least one caregiver on the premises at all times.
- Continuing care retirement communities allow seniors to move into independent living units or private apartments which provide social and housing-related services.