At a glance: Other options for the aging

Different types of care are available for people with different needs.
by Diana Baldwin Published: September 15, 2013

Assisted living center

The assisted living center is a home or establishment that may provide assistance with personal care, medications and ambulation. The center also may provide nursing supervision and intermittent or unscheduled nursing care. The assisted living center cannot provide 24-hour skilled nursing care as is provided in a nursing facility.

Continuum of care facility

The continuum of care facility combines the services of a nursing facility with an assisted living center or an adult day care center.

Adult day care center

The adult day care center provides health, social supportive and recreational services to impaired adults for more than four hours per day. Of course, participants do not stay in the center overnight and do continue to live in their own homes.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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