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levels of care. In the same community, there may be individual homes or apartments for residents who still live on their own, an assisted living facility for people who need some help with daily care, and a nursing home for those who require higher levels of care.
Residents move from one level to another based on their individual needs, but usually stay within the CCRC. Your CCRC contract usually requires you to use the CCRC’s nursing home if you need nursing home care. Some CCRCs will only admit people into their nursing home that are already living in another section of the retirement community.
Homes for the Aged (HFAs) provide the same level of care as AFC homes. Absent a waiver, HFAs only serve people who are at least 60 years old. They are larger than AFCs, with 50 to 300 residents. Residents of HFAs use their income and savings to pay for services. Like AFC homes, HFAs do not provide daily medical care, but a home health agency may come in to provide health care related services.
Hospice care: Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus is on comfort, not on curing an illness.
If you qualify for hospice care
and choose to get the hospice benefit, hospice services may include physical care, counseling, drugs, equipment,
and supplies for the terminal illness and related condition(s). As part of hospice care, you’ll have a specially trained team
of professionals and caregivers to provide care, including taking care of your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
The hospice benefit allows you and your family to stay together in the comfort of your home unless you need care in
an inpatient facility. Some long-term
care facilities and nursing homes offer hospice services from outside providers. If the hospice team determines that you need inpatient care, the hospice team
will make the arrangements for your stay. Many nursing homes and residential
care facilities also have contracts with hospice providers.
Medicare covers hospice care if you qualify. Medicare doesn’t cover room and board if you get general hospice services while you’re a resident of a nursing home or a hospice’s residential facility. If you’re eligible, Medicaid may pay for some services that Medicare doesn’t cover, like personal care assistance at home. Medicare doesn’t pay for 24-hour assistance if you get hospice services at home.
For more information on Medicare’s coverage of hospice care and who qualifies, visit
Independent Living, sometimes called senior retirement communities, are private-pay and are typically designed
for seniors requiring very little or no assistance. Private apartments have full kitchen and baths, come in various sizes and usually include a limited meal plan. For an additional fee, you may arrange for housekeeping, laundry and other services. Other amenities may include exercise and social rooms, entertainment, group trips, and other important options such as trans- portation to doctor’s appointments. Many offer call systems for emergency services.
Memory Care is tailored to care for
the special needs of seniors living with the diagnosis of dementia or other memo-
ry impairments. Commonly, individual rooms or apartments will be available designed within a closely monitored, secure environment. Some apartments will include a private bathroom with walk-in shower and small kitchenette.
These facilities offer special assistance to seniors with their activities of daily living with additional services by trained staff to prompt residents with continuous gentle reminders, allowing individuals to live at their highest quality of life in the most dignified manner.
Most memory care is private pay, however memory care is also offered in skilled care facilities, Adult Foster Care, assisted living, and government run communities, such as the V.A.
Bringing New Life to Senior Living
Delivering the Best in Senior Care
Brookdale offers six different high-quality care options. By offering a variety of services, it ensures that we can properly care for your loved one both now and if their needs change in the future. You won’t have to start the entire process over again searching for a trustworthy care provider. Our associates are ready to assist and are only a phone call away. Each one of our communities also performs a service assessment before a resident moves in, to determine the necessary care level.
“You may not remember what someone says
or does, but you will never forget about how they made you feel.” – Carl W. Buehner.
"I treasure every moment I have with our seniors and am honored to be part of their life story.” Kristy Bagley, Health and Wellness Director
Our Services
• Independent Living
• Assisted Living
• Memory Care
• Skilled Nursing
• Continuing Care Retirement Communities
• Home Health Services
Brookdale Battle Creek
Assisted Living
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 191 Lois Drive,
Battle Creek, MI 49015-7933 Main 269-979-7781
Fax 269-979-1514
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