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Choosing Long Term Care Homes

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Assisted Living Residences are designed for individuals who require help with activities of daily living, but do not need the skilled medical care provided in a nursing facility. Care is provided in a home-like environment 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, in a way that promotes maximum independence and dignity for each resident.

Some facilities may provide transportation for doctor's appointments, shopping, and field trips. Depending on availability many facilities can provide short term respite care for people needing a short term stay.

The following links provide information about assisted living residences:

Nursing facilities are designed to provide 24-hour nursing care for those incapable of functioning independently due to a chronic illness, disabling injury or the need for short-term rehabilitation. Some facilities have specialized units for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

All nursing facilities in Larimer County accept Medicare which can cover short term rehabilitation following a hospitalization. Most accept Medicaid which can cover long term nursing facility care.

The following links provide information about nursing facilities:

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment site allows you to view detailed information about a facilities inspection reports.

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