Frequently Asked Questions
Non-medical care that helps individuals with his or her activities of daily living, preparation of special diets and self-administration of medication not requiring constant attention of medical personnel. Providers of custodial care are not required to undergo medical training.
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Because of the intensity of care that may be required, it is often difficult for even a loving family to provide all the “around the clock” care that a demented relative may need. If friends or family wish to provide these services it is very important for them to be aware not only of the demented person’s needs, but also of their own needs. It is not uncommon for a spouse or children to feel that they have an impossible choice between being utterly overwhelmed (if they try to provide all the care) or feeling they are betraying their relative (if they send them to a nursing home). This often leads to the care provider becoming exhausted.*
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Alternative Living Services are instructional services provided by an individual contractor. The service focuses on community-based individualized training to enable a client to live as independently as possible with minimal residential services. *
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Assisted Living is assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being.
Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person.
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There are many different forms of senior living including personal care homes, assisted living homes, and nursing homes.*
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