Facility-Based Care

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Long-Term Care facilities provide up to 24-hour care for aging or disabled individuals who are unable to live safely by themselves. There are various types of facilities, including Adult Day Services, Assisted Living Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), Family Care Homes, and Nursing Homes. Each differs in size and services provided. Explore the tabs below to learn more.

Day services


Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services, also known as Adult Day Care provide supervision, meals and a variety of stimulating activities in a group setting during daytime hours to functionally impaired and/or isolated adults.

Programs & Resources



Assisted Living

Assisted Livings provide private or semi-private rooms and services such as three meals a day, assistance with personal care, medications, activities, and transportation.  These facilities are best for people who need some help with independent living, but do not require 24-hour nursing care.

Facilities & Resources Oversight




Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) provides residents with a tiered approach to long-term care. CCRC's include independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing home facilities, all within the same community. The idea is to start with independent living, and gradually move up the tiers as daily living becomes more difficult. This way, it is possible to live in the same community for the rest of your life.

Continuing Care Retirement Communites


Family cares


Family Care Homes

Family Care Homes are assisted living/adult care homes that are state-licensed & limited to six unrelated residents. They provide lodging, meal services & assistance with daily living activities. Family Care Homes can also be known as:

  • Adult family homes
  • Board and care homes
  • Family Care Homes (FCH), also known as eldercare homes
  • Personal care homes
  • Residential care

Facilities & Resources




Nursing Homes

Nursing home facilities, also known as skilled nursing and rehab centers, provide skilled nursing care, personal care, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy for people who need long-term care or rehabilitation.  Skilled nursing care is provided 24/7. 

All Medicare-approved facilities accept Medicare payment, if the patient meets its medical criteria. The same applies to Medicaid-approved facilities. Check with individual facilities to find out if a particular plan or payment method is accepted.