When a client’s health care needs become more complex, moving to a facility that provides a higher level of care than is possible to provide in the home, may be the best option. Home Health professionals are responsible for determining whether a client requires, and is eligible to move to, either an assisted living residence or a residential care facility.
Moving to Residential Care
Residential care services are for adults who can no longer live safely or independently at home or in assisted living because of their complex health care needs. Residential care facilities provide 24-hour nursing care by registered nurses, personal care assistants, and other support.
Clients are assessed for residential care by a case manager, either in the client’s home or in the hospital, depending on the situation. Assessments include a review of financial information to determine the client rate to be paid.
Clients that are eligible will be offered placement in a care facility in their community when a vacancy is available. If a bed is not immediately available in the facility, the client will be placed on a wait list.