What is the difference between Personal Care facilities, Assisted living facilities or Intermediate Care and Skilled Nursing facilities?
Assisted Living Residences offer changing services so that a resident may advance to a nursing home level of care when necessary. When living in a Personal Care Home, a person whose health needs become too great will be transferred to a skilled nursing facility. A skilled nursing facility is usually temporary in nature and is focused on skilled 24 hour medical rehabilitation that is intended to prepare the resident to return to more stable independent care. Assisted living or Intermediate care services typically provide assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, medications, and meal preparation.