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At Living By Your Design, placement assistance is the core of our complimentary service.

Just knowing what type of facility is right for you or your loved one is difficult enough; navigating your way through piles of paperwork complicates things even further. We’re here to help you choose the perfect facility for your needs, gain access to standardized facility ratings, qualify for placement and manage paperwork. From determining the proper care level, unit size, safety features, amenities and costs to finding pet-friendly facilities, Living By Your Design works with your budget to remove the guesswork from a potentially confusing and overwhelming process.

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Nursing Facility

Skilled nursing centers offer varying levels of patient care to senior citizens and others requiring professional medical care. Many nursing facilities offer services previously available only in hospitals, resulting in shorter stays through rehab care. Private pay may be required at some facilities, while others may accept Medicaid. Staff members provide the following types of care:

  • •    Speech therapy
  • •    Medical treatment
  • •    Occupational therapy
  • •    Varying levels of memory care
  • •    Physical therapy
  • •    Variety of dining options

Assisted Care

These facilities enable residents to experience the amount of independence they're comfortable with while knowing they have access to support services and personal care assistance. Unlike skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities do not offer complex medical care. Having nurses on-staff allows facilities to offer medication reminders and assistance. An excellent choice for those requiring long-term care, they enable residents to keep their belongings on the premises. Assisted care facilities offer the following:

  • •    Round-the-clock security and supervision
  • •    Two to three daily meals
  • •    Laundry and housekeeping services
  • •    Social activities
  • •    Assistance with prescription management
  • •    Medical assistance when required

Supportive Care

This type of health care is much like assisted living in that it involves access to personal belongings and encourages a higher level of independence. Unlike assisted living, supportive care allows Medicaid payments if personal finances are depleted. These types of services are available:

  • •    Round-the-clock security and supervision
  • •    Two to three daily meals
  • •    Laundry services
  • •    Limited housekeeping
  • •    Social activities
  • •    Assistance with prescription management
  • •    Medical assistance when required

Memory Care

Those with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other memory issues of varying severity can benefit from the specialized services of a memory care facility. Memory care patients may live in private or semi-private rooms that may stand alone or be contained in a wing or designated floor of a nursing home or assisted care facility. Memory care units are designed to provide maximum safety and memory stimulation. Private payment is usually required, but not always. The following services are generally offered:

  • •    Assistance with grooming, dressing and bathing
  • •    Medication supervision
  • •    Limited medical care
  • •    Meal preparation
  • •    Housekeeping and laundry
  • •    Areas for socializing with loved ones, staff and other residents
  • •    Memory loss care

Independent Care

This type of setting is designed for those aged 55 and older. Some independent care facilities provide private pay access to medical care, while others may allow a home health care company to set up an office on-site. Independent living facilities, sometimes referred to as retirement homes, are designed for those who require little or no living assistance or ongoing medical care. Residents may live in apartments, condominiums or free-standing homes. This type of care is usually privately funded. Since medical care is not included in facility costs, independent living care is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Services designed to enhance residents’ lives often include:

  • •    Social activities
  • •    Restaurant-style meals
  • •    On-site or nearby access to public transportation

Home Health Care

This type of care is administered in the patient’s home, whether that home is a single-family dwelling, apartment, or assisted or supportive living setting. Depending upon licensure, companies may provide a broad range of medical services, as well as non-medical home care. Services may include the following:

  • •    Help with bathing
  • •    Meal preparation
  • •    Assistance with eating
  • •    Hospice care
  • •    Housekeeping
  • •    Rehabilitative assistance after surgery or illness
  • •    Physical therapy
  • •    Occupational therapy
  • •    Speech therapy
  • •    Nutritional advice
  • •    Medication management
  • •    Pain management

Hospice Care

This type of care offers comfort to the gravely ill. Hospice care services are designed to provide peace of mind, physical comfort and a sense of dignity. Hospice care is most often administered in the patient’s home, but also occurs occasionally in a hospice care facility, hospital or nursing home. Payment options include insurance, subsidized programs and Medicare or Medicaid. Insurance policy hospice care payment terms vary widely. Services include:

  • •    Pain management
  • •    Psychological care
  • •    Spiritual advisement
  • •    Symptom management
  • •    Non-aggressive medical treatment

In-Home Care Services/Caregivers

This type of care is provided in one’s home. Services are non-medical and include:

  • •    Conversation and companionship
  • •    Personal care
  • •    Medication reminders
  • •    Meal preparation and feeding
  • •    Incidental transportation
  • •    Light housekeeping
  • •    Respite care
  • •    24-hour care
  • •    Dementia care
  • •    Live-in services
  • •    Grocery shopping/errands
  • •    Mobility assistance
  • •    Grooming guidance
  • •    End of life

Home Technology

The following products are designed to give greater independence while enhancing safety and providing peace of mind:

  • •    Nanny-cam video
  • •    Medication dispenser and alarms
  • •    Personal response systems

We reduce anxiety during this potentially stressful time by removing unknowns and helping you take care of a multitude of details. Living By Your Design is here to help you determine which type of living or treatment facility best suits your unique needs and ease the transition into your new living situation.