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Types of Housing and Care

Short-Term In-Patient Geri-Psychiatric Units
Short-Term InPatient Geri-Psychiatric Units are specifically for older adults experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms. Many also provide comprehensive outpatient and inpatient evaluations.

Adult Medical Day Care Centers 
Adult medical day care centers are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to provide a range of geriatric day services including social, nutrition, nursing, and rehabilitation. Caregivers can bring their loved one to the center in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day, or transportation to and from the center is provided.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
A Continuing Care Retirement Community is a residential community for the remainder of one’s life, with a choice of services and living situations. Seniors can move between Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Nursing Home Care based on changing needs at each point in time.

Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to provide apartment-style housing and group dining. They are designed to meet the needs of those needing help with the activities of daily living.

Short-Term Rehabilitation Centers
These facilities are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to provide health care and services involved in managing complex and potentially serious medical problems.

Nursing Homes
Nursing home facilities are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to provide long-term health care and monitoring services under the direction of an interdisciplinary team

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