Care Availability Example ProfilePortland, Oregon
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Adult Care Home
Private residences that provide a home-like setting, and serve 5 or less residents. The caregiver may perform several functions, such as personal care, housekeeping, activities and group meals. There are three levels of Adult Foster Care Home licenses.
Housing that provides an independent lifestyle for older adults but with personal assistance and support available; most have private living space or bedroom and some may offer a kitchenette.
Home Care is support by a caregiver or sitter in a clients home or community in order to provide companionship or assistance with personal care or errands.
Home Health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home Health care is usually covered by Medicare and other insurance providers. It's more convenient and often just as effective as the rehabilitative care you get within a skilled nursing facility. Home Health can also be ordered upon discharge to further support the patient's recovery.
Hospice is care provided to enhance the life of a person in the end stages of life, the focus of care is comfort and counseling, rather than treatment or lifesaving measures.
Independent Living is an apartment style setting that may or may not provide hospitality or supportive services; residents require minimal or no extra assistance.
Skilled Nursing Facility
Nursing Homes, skilled nursing and intermediate care for the very frail who are dependent on nursing care; many provide short-term rehabilitation for residents needing rehab between hospital and home.