Specialized Care Facilities

Specialized care programs are designed to cover a multitude of situations, from individualized treatment of people with special needs through formal programs where specialized providers care for people with special needs. These programs may also set aside specific portions of a nursing facility for people with special needs or form distinct units specifically designated and staffed for people with specific needs.

Traditionally found in hospitals, specialized care facilities are becoming increasingly common within assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Examples of some of the specialized care facilities you might find within an assisted living facility or nursing home include:

  • Memory/cognitive care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Memory care facilities offer a safe, secured environment, as well as specialized therapeutic programs for those who have memory issues.
  • Neurological care for those who have Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease or who have suffered a stroke.  Care services may include physical, speech, occupational, and swallowing therapies.
  • Cardiac/pulmonary care for those with heart or lung issues. Seniors requiring this type of care may receive specialized services like exercise therapy, smoking cessation programs, and education on lifestyle modification.
  • Hospice care for people approaching the end of life. Hospice care provides a compassionate environment focused on physical and emotional comfort for loved ones and their families.

Find Specialized Care Facilities

Whether your loved one is dealing with the after effects of a stroke, is rehabbing from orthopedic surgery, suffers from a cardio-pulmonary condition, or has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, there is a specialized care facility designed to meet unique care needs. As you set up interviews with various senior care facilities in your quest to find the optimal senior facility for your loved one, knowing what questions to ask is a necessary first step.

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