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Facility / Home Care Checklists

Using a checklist can help in evaluating the facility. Talking to current residents, visiting at different times of the day, having a meal or staying overnight can all help in developing a more realistic picture of the life within a facility.

Home Care Agencies
Seniors who prefer to live independently in their own homes, or stay with a family member, and have access to outside supportive care and assistance when needed.

Independent Living Communities
Seniors who want to and are able to live independently, prefer to live among their peers, desire additional security, but no longer want to maintain a home.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
Seniors currently living independently but want the security of being cared for when needed throughout the aging process.

Assisted Living Facilities
Seniors that require some assistance with activities of daily living but wish to live as independently as possible and do not require skilled medical care.

Nursing Homes
Convalescent seniors or those with long-term illnesses or disabilities that are not able to care for themselves and have numerous health care requirements.

Hospice Care
All persons regardless of age who have a life-threatening or terminal illness may receive hospice care. Patients with both cancer and non-cancer illnesses are eligible to receive hospice care.