Senior Citizen's Guide to Washington County Spring/Summer Edition 2017 - page 20

18 Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Washington County
120 units, varying in size from one room to a full
apartment. They may be operated by nonprofit or for-
profit companies.
How is personal care regulated?
Regulations and license requirements vary from state
to state, contributing to a wide range of senior housing
models that are considered personal care. Personal
care community residences are often regulated under
the categories of personal care homes, residential
care, boarding homes or a similar nature home. The
most progressive regulations are consumer oriented,
balancing the safety concerns everyone shares with
consumers’ desire to retain their independence and
freedom of choice. Most providers and their staff have
special training as a result of personal care residence
policy. In addition, some states require special training
and staff certification.
What types of services are offered in personal
care communities?
Personal care communities generally provide more
health-related services than an independent living
retirement home. The services available in personal care
usually include:
• Three meals a day served in a common dining
area
• Housekeeping services
• Transportation
• Assistance with Instrumental activities of daily
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Personal care communities generally provide
more health-related services than an independent
living retirement home.
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