What is difference between assisted living and skilled nursing center and nursing home?

Levels of care. The highest level of care is delivered in the hospitals. Out of the hospital the highest level of care is in a skilled nursing facility that can give complete custoidial care including total patient assistance with daily living, giving medications and intravenous therapy, and all necessary care. The next level of care are assisted living homes that can help people who need less nursing care.

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What is the difference between assisted living and hiring a nursing home CNA?

Many issues 2 consid. Check out http://www.aplaceformom.com/assisted-living for starting point re assisted living which is essentially a facility w/basic non-skilled nursing services (otherwise, you'd be looking at skilled nursing facility or nursing home if you needed skilled nursing). ALF are covered by state & local regulations. Hiring certified nursing assistant is just contract btwn you & CNA to provide home care. Read more...

What is the difference between a nursing home and an assisted living facility?

SNF vs ALF. In assisted living, the patient requires only assistance to accomplish their activities of daily living. Other resources, such as meals, allows them to concentrate on accomplish this goal. In a snf, the level of care is much higher. Typically these residents require a higher and or more extensive level of assistance throughout the day including eating, dressing, toileting, showering, ambulating.. Read more...
NH is for sicker. Candidates for assisted living houses are more independent, less sick and live with less people but there is a certified health care personal helping them with medications. Nursing homes require more skilled medical services pts are sicker and less capable to live independently. Read more...

What is the cost of assisted living as compard to a nursing home?

Many variables. There are many variables to consider when discussing cost of assisted living vs nursing homes. Check out http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles/elder-care-costs, http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC.html & http://www.guidetonursinghomes.com/nursing-homes/assisted-living-nursing-homes.html for starters. Read more...
It varies. Generally it is less expensive than nursing home. However, there are two things that you need to be aware of. In order to get into the assisted living for placement, one needs to know the size of the room and the level of service. The bigger size the more cost you get. The more service you need ( such as medications, dressing, bathing, transferring) the more cost you get. Read more...

What are the costs of assisted living compared to the costs of a nursing home?

Many variables. There are many variables to consider when considering long-term care. Cost is affected by location & unit (1bdrm vs shared) as well as type of care required. Nursing homes are typically more expensive than assisted living b/c staffing requirements. Check out http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC.html as starting point for comparison. Read more...

What are the criteria to be classified as 'assisted living' and a 'nursing home'?

ALF vs SNF. Check out http://www.guidetonursinghomes.com/nursing-homes/assisted-living-nursing-homes.html for some basics on differences btwn assisted living & skilled nursing. Bottom line, it comes down to whether RNs/LPNs are required to be present around the clock (as in SNF) or just sometimes as administrator (as in ALF). Read more...

Looks to me like some independent and assisted living and nursing home centers use amenities to please the families. What are things that matter most?

Check out Medicare. Go to medicare url for checklist of important questions to ask http://www.Medicare.Gov/nursing/checklist.Asp rather than be blinded by bling. Read more...
I agree. Many assisted living and nursing home companies choose to provide amenities to please the family members. It is most important to look at the "guts" of a program specifically whether they've been cited for any major deficiencies, and whether they have a special training program for their staff as well as in-house geriatric psychiatrists and geriatricians. Please look at the recreation therapy prog. Read more...

What are the costs of assisted living compared to nursing home care?

Many variables. There are many variables to consider when considering long-term care. Cost is affected by location & unit (1bdrm vs shared) as well as type of care required. Nursing homes are typically more expensive than assisted living b/c staffing requirements. Check out http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC.html as starting point for comparison. Read more...