Living Options

What’s the difference between the types of living options?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skilled Nursing Facility aka. Nursing Home

This level of care is appropriate for someone who is unable to safely care for themselves at home and needs extensive to total assistance with mobility, bathing, dressing, toileting, or eating. An individual may stay there temporarily for rehabilitation after an injury or may become a permanent resident. A skilled nursing facility employs round the clock nursing care to manage each resident’s medications and personal care. Each facility provides a home like environment with prepared food, laundry services, activities, and transportation.

This level of care is provided by Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, or through a private pay agreement.

Providers in our area include: Valley Inn (Mancos), Vista Grande Inn (Cortez)

Assisted Living Facility

This level of care is appropriate for someone who is starting to become a safety concern at home and needs minimal to moderate assistance with mobility, bathing, dressing, toileting, or eating. Resident Assistants are non-medical personnel that are available around the clock for protective oversight but each resident must be able to handle most of their needs on their own. Each facility provides a home like setting with prepared food, laundry services, activities, and transportation.

This level of care is provided by Medicaid, VA reimbursable, Long Term Care Insurance reimbursable, or private pay agreement.

Providers in our area include: Madison House, Vista Mesa, Aspen Gardens, Beehive Homes (available soon).

Retirement Home

This level of care is appropriate for someone who can still manage all of their needs independently but chooses to live in a more social, close-knit environment in a community setting.

Providers in our area include: Mesa View Retirement Home, Golden Years Retirement Home

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