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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

Other options for the aging

Different types of care are available for people with different needs. They include:

Nursing facility

The nursing facility provides 24-hour skilled care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care.

Specialized nursing facility for persons with intellectual disabilities

This facility type meets requirements for a nursing facility and must provide specialized services and staffing to meet the needs of its clients.

Specialized nursing facility for Alzheimer's residents

This type of nursing facility provides services specifically for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

Residential care home

The residential care home offers or provides residential accommodations, food service and supportive assistance. A residential care home may provide assistance with meals, dressing, bathing, and other personal needs and it may assist in the administration of medications. However, it cannot provide medical care.

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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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