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Residential Care for Children and Adults: – Children may be removed from abusive or unfit homes for their safety. – Out-of-home care is viewed as […]

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Residential Care for Children and Adults:
– Children may be removed from abusive or unfit homes for their safety.
– Out-of-home care is viewed as disruptive to children.
– Children in need of care may be placed in foster homes.
– Residential schools provide 24/7 care for children.
– Children with disabilities may require specialized care.
– Residential child care is for orphans or children with neglectful parents.
– Recent trends favor foster care over residential settings.
– Children with special needs can receive care in foster homes.
– Adults with disabilities may reside in adult care facilities.
– Various forms of long-term care are available for the elderly.

Adult Care Options:
– Adults with mental disabilities may live in adult residential facilities.
– Nursing homes provide medical care and assistance with daily activities.
– Continuing care retirement communities offer various levels of care.
– Hospices provide medical care for terminally ill patients.
– Aging in Place allows residents to move between care levels.

Mental Health Care:
– Patients may be detained in psychiatric hospitals under specific circumstances.
– Some patients voluntarily seek treatment in psychiatric hospitals.
– Rehabilitation units help people with drug or alcohol addiction.
– Treatment in rehabilitation facilities may be covered by insurance.
– Patients may receive involuntary treatment if necessary.

Levels of Care in Residential Settings:
– Total care involves meeting all survival needs for a resident.
– The term ‘total care’ is sometimes misused in nursing homes.
– Self-care refers to residents who can meet their own needs with occasional assistance.

Factors and Considerations in Choosing Care Facilities:
– Importance of Residential Care: Provides assistance with daily activities, offers a safe and secure environment, promotes social interaction among residents, tailored care plans for individual needs, increases overall quality of life for seniors.
– Factors to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home: Staff-to-resident ratio, cleanliness and maintenance of the facility, quality of medical care provided, availability of social activities, reviews and ratings from current residents and families.
– Benefits of Hospice Care: Focuses on comfort and quality of life, provides emotional and spiritual support, offers pain management and symptom control, enhances end-of-life care for terminally ill patients, allows patients to remain in familiar surroundings.
– Role of Advocacy Organizations in Nursing Home Reform: Work to improve care standards and regulations, advocate for resident rights and dignity, provide resources and support for families, raise awareness about issues in long-term care facilities, push for transparency and accountability in the industry.
– Resources for Choosing Senior Housing: Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare tool, state ombudsman programs for long-term care, local senior centers and agencies on aging, online directories and reviews for nursing homes, referrals from healthcare professionals and friends/family.

Residential care (Wikipedia)

Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults or children who stay in a residential setting rather than in their own home or family home.

There are various residential care options available, depending on the needs of the individual. People with disabilities, mental health problems, Intellectual disability, Alzheimer's disease, dementia or who are frail aged are often cared for at home by paid or voluntary caregivers, such as family and friends, with additional support from home care agencies. However, if home-based care is not available or not appropriate for the individual, residential care may be required.

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