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Residential Facilities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes | National Institute on Aging

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Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide a wide range of health and personal care services. Their services focus on medical care more than most assisted living facilities. These services typically include nursing care, 24-hour supervision, three meals a day, and assistance with everyday activities.

How to Choose a Nursing Home - National Institute on Aging

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Call different nursing homes. Get in touch with each place on your list. Ask questions about how many people live there and what it costs. Find out about waiting lists. Visit the facility. Make plans to meet with the director and the nursing director. The Medicare Nursing Home Checklist (PDF, 178K) has some good ideas to consider when visiting.

Assisted living and nursing homes - National Institute on Aging

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If you're considering nursing homes or assisted living facilities, read about things to consider and questions to ask. Residential Facilities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes Learn about facility-based long-term care services, including assisted living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, and other residential facilities.

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Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide a wide range of health and personal care services. Their services focus on medical care more than most assisted living facilities. These services typically include nursing care, 24-hour supervision, three meals a day, ...

mRNA vaccines decreased number of new COVID-19 cases in nursing home population | National ...

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Notably, nursing homes located in counties with the highest number of new cases in the larger community had the most new cases among the study participant groups, but they still experienced large decreases. These findings demonstrate the real-world ability of the mRNA vaccines in a nursing home population, a high-risk group, to decrease new ...

Finding Long-Term Care for a Person with Alzheimer's - National Institute on Aging

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Some nursing homes have special Alzheimer’s disease care units. These units are often in separate sections of the building where staff members have special training to care for people with Alzheimer’s. In many cases, you will have to pay for nursing home care. Most nursing homes accept Medicaid as payment.

Where Can I Find Care for a Dying Relative? - National Institute on Aging

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End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes. More and more people are in nursing homes at the end of life. In a nursing home, nursing staff are always present. Unlike a hospital, a doctor is not in the facility all the time, but may be available by phone. Plans for end-of-life care can be arranged ahead of time, so when the time comes, care can be ...

What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care? | National Institute on Aging

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Finding care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or hospitals may be more difficult or complicated during COVID-19. These facilities may continue to update their services and policies to comply with state department of health and CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of people receiving care as well as staff.

Paying for Care - National Institute on Aging

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How people pay for long-term care—whether delivered at home or in a hospital, assisted living facility, or nursing home—depends on their financial situation and the kinds of services they use. Often, they rely on a variety of payment sources, including personal funds, government programs, and private financing options.

Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home - National Institute on Aging

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The VA sometimes provides medical care in your home. In some areas, they offer homemaker/ home health aide services, adult day health care, and hospice. To learn more, visit www.va.gov, call the VA Health Care Benefits number, 877-222-8387 (toll-free), or contact the VA medical center nearest you.

What Is Long-Term Care? - National Institute on Aging

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Long-term care is provided in different places by different caregivers, depending on a person's needs. Most long-term care is provided at home by unpaid family members and friends. It can also be given in a facility such as a nursing home or in the community, for example, in an adult day care center.

Assessing Cognitive Impairment in Older Patients | National Institute on Aging

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As a primary care practitioner, you and your staff are often the first to address a patient’s complaints — or a family’s concerns — about memory loss or possible dementia. (1,2) This quick guide provides information about assessing cognitive impairment in older adults. With this information, you can identify emerging cognitive deficits ...

Elder Abuse - National Institute on Aging

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Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person's home, a family member's house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, health care providers, caregivers, or friends. Types of Abuse. There are many types of abuse:

Long-term care | National Institute on Aging

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If you're considering nursing homes or assisted living facilities, read about things to consider and questions to ask. Residential Facilities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes. Learn about facility-based long-term care services, including assisted living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, and other residential facilities.

Long-Term Care - National Institute on Aging

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Learn about facility-based long-term care services, including assisted living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, and other residential facilities. How to Choose a Nursing Home If you're considering nursing homes or assisted living facilities, read about things to consider and questions to ask.

COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers | NIA - National Institute on Aging

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Find guidance and resources for healthcare professionals on telehealth, medical coverage, keeping healthcare facilities, nursing homes and patients safe, Medicaid and CHIP, and more from CMS. The CDC also has information for healthcare professionals about vaccines, caring for patients, protecting patients and workers, and ensuring the ...

Frequently Asked Questions About Palliative Care - National Institute on Aging

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Finding care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or hospitals may be more difficult or complicated during COVID-19. These facilities may continue to update their services and policies to comply with state departments of health and CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of people receiving care as well as staff.

What Is Respite Care? - National Institute on Aging

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Most insurance plans do not cover these costs. You must pay all costs not covered by insurance or other funding sources. Medicare will cover most of the cost of up to 5 days in a row of respite care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility for a person receiving hospice care. Medicaid also may offer assistance. Learn more about paying for care.

What To Do After Someone Dies - National Institute on Aging

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The hospital or nursing facility, if that is where the death took place, may help with these arrangements. If at home, you will need to contact the funeral home directly, make arrangements yourself, or ask a friend or family member to do that for you.

Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health risks - National Institute on Aging

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Health effects of social isolation, loneliness. Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death.