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sisted living, and some assisted living communities offer
subsidies or other forms of financial aid on the basis of
individual need.
Nursing Facilities
Nursing Homes are one of the most widely recognized
types of housing for the elderly. They provide care for
individuals who need nursing care without being in a
hospital. A doctor supervises this type of care and state
boards of health regulate these facilities. Nursing homes
also offer short-term and respite care for those whom
need rehabilitation care.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
A continuing care retirement community is a gate
secured campus offering independent living, assisted
living, and nursing home care. It usually provides a
written contract between the resident and the com-
munity, which offers a continuum of housing, services,
and health care services, commonly all on one campus.
CCRC residents enjoy an independent lifestyle with the
knowledge that if they become sick or frail, their needs
will continue to be met. In general, residents are ex-
pected to move into the community while they are still
independent and able to take care of themselves.
Board & Care Homes
Board and care homes are smaller in scale than assist-
ed living facilities. They provide a room, meals, and help
with daily activities. Some states will allow some nursing
services to be provided, but these homes are not medi-
cal facilities. These homes may be unlicensed, and even
licensed homes are infrequently monitored by the state.
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