What is Community Care?
Community Care goes hand in hand with Home Health Care.
Whereas Home Health Care is designed to be provided in the home,
Community Care is provided in community resources - outside the home -
on a temporary basis with the understanding that the individual requiring
care will continue to reside in his or her own home. Additionally, Community Care
allows those receiving care to live at home longer by providing a break for the primary
Adult Day Care
facilities are equipped to handle adults who need care due to a loss of cognitive
ability or loss of ability to perform activities of daily living. Activities of
Daily Living are the normal functions one must perform to be able to make it through
the day. These include bathing, continence, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring
(moving from a bed to a chair, for instance). Some states require that the definition of the
transferring Activity of Daily Living include mobility or the ability to move with or without
the use of an assistive device like a cane or walker.
is short-term care designed to provide temporary relief for a primary caregiver who cares for
the insured in the home. Many times, Respite Care is provided in a nursing home or assisted
living facility that accepts respite care patients.