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Residential Facilities

In recent years, the variety of housing options designed specifically for older adults and people with disabilities has increased.

From this page you can:

  1. Read detailed descriptions of types of residential facilities.
  2. View a checklist of questions to ask potential providers. Checklists help you compare providers and make informed decisions.

Service Learn More Checklists**

Assisted Living
Studio or one-bedroom living space, including personal care and housekeeping services.

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Nursing Homes
24-hour medical attention for extended post-operative care or complex health monitoring.

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Board and Care Homes
Non-medical care in a small group setting.

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Hospice Facilities
In-patient pain and symptom relief in the end stage of life.

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities
A life-long combination of housing and health insurance that meets seniors' health needs as they change over time.

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Congregate Housing
Private living space, common dining and social areas, and some support services for individuals who need little or no assistance with personal care.

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**Checklists are in PDF format. You will need the Acrobat Reader to view them. It is a free program which you can download from Adobe's web site.