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  • Senior Apartments
  • Subsidized Housing
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
  • Retirement Communities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Memory Care
  • Units for Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
Housing Definitions

Continuing Care Retirement Community
Also known as Aging in Place, offers a campus-style environment that may include villas, apartments/condos, assisted living and skilled nursing services.
A large endowment fee may be required that entitles residents to use assisted or skilled services when needed throughout their lifetime.

Retirement Communities
Residents in retirement living communities live in their own apartments. Services provided by the association facility vary.
Many of these residences are subsidized. If so, qualified residents generally pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent.

Independent Living
Housing designed specifically for the elderly. Most are studio, 1 BR or 2 BR rental apartments with full kitchens and private baths.
Services may include meal plans, transportation, scheduled activities, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance.
Amenities could include: libraries, computer stations, and activity rooms. Rates are monthly and based on size/location of apartment.

Assisted Living
Communities are typically apartment-style with private baths. Services vary, but may include companion accommodations,
meal plans, cable television, local phone, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, and transportation. Personal assistance with activities
of daily living (ADL's) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating and ambulation is also available. Rates vary from
all-inclusive to base rates with levels of care.

These communities are either licensed assisted living facilities that specialize in delivering care to the elderly who suffer from dementia
or a unit of a skilled nursing facility. Communities are typically bedroom-style rental units with common areas for dining and activities.
Many are secured for residentsí safety. Amenities vary and often include meal plans, cable television, local phone calls, housekeeping,
laundry maintenance and transportation. Personal assistance with ADLís is available. Rates also vary from all-inclusive to base rates with levels of care.

Skilled Nursing Care
This level of care is typically found in a nursing home or skilled nursing care unit in a hospital. Daily rates may include a furnished bedroom,
private or shared bath, meals, activities, transportation, phone service, cable television and all personal/nursing care. Payor sources
usually accepted are Medicare, Medicaid, VA, some insurance plans and private sources.

Subsidized Housing
National, state and local programs provide funding to assist seniors in paying for the cost of housing. Depending on the program
it may cover Independent Living (e.g. HUD, Section 8), Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, VA, ALTEC).

Respite Care
Also known as short-term stay. Many providers of Il, Al, ALZ or SNF care often provide fully furnished accommodations to a person
for a short period of time. Rates usually quoted on a daily basis and are typically inclusive of all services and amenities.

Day Care/Adult Day Care 
Providers of day/night services on a short or long term basis. Rates typically include a place to rest, one or two meals and snacks
and activities for the day. Licensed ALFs are prohibited by law to promote these services without a license.

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