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ElderCare Resources (by State)

elderly couple and family memberPlease click the links below to search for elder care facilities, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day programs, and more. Depending on the state tracking system, you can find contact information, number of beds/rooms, and even inspection or quality reports in some cases.

Types of Care

Nursing homes provide care for elders requiring constant, "round the clock" care. Care is provided by licensed health professionals, including registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and nurses’ aides. Elder nursing home residents will reside in a room within the facility that may or may not be private. Housekeeping and linen services, meals, and care from the medical staff and a social worker are included. Elders may also be offered on-site social and recreational activities.

Assisted living facilities are sometimes referred to as board and care, residential care, community-based retirement care, personal care, or adult foster care facilities. They offer residents comprehensive help with activities of daily living, but also feature an essentially independent living arrangement. Elders generally will occupy their own unit or apartment within the facility from which they can come and go as necessary. They will also have access to personal care workers as necessary to assist with their care needs. Skilled nursing services are not available on-site, by and large, but basic health services may be offered. Recreational and social activities are also made available to residents.

Adult day programs offer elders supervision and care in a structured setting during daytime hours. More specifically, they offer elders the opportunity to participate in structured social and personal activities, receive basic medical and therapy services, or participate in educational programs. Adult day programs come in two varieties, which may or may not co-occur. There are programs that emphasize social interaction, and, separately, programs that exist to fulfill medical needs. Most all day programs are community-based and generally available only during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Enrolled elders may attend programs one or more days each week.

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