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Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Bureau of Health Facility Regulation 
900 SW Ste 1001 Landon State Office Bldg
Topeka, KS 66612-1220
(785) 296-1240
www.kdhe.state.ks.us

State Commission on Aging
www.kdads.ks.gov

Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Adult Day Care Provider Adult Day Care
An Adult Day Care provides health, social support, and recreational services to elderly or disabled adults for more than four hours per day. Participants do not stay in the center overnight and continue to live in their own homes.
Affordable Senior Housing  Affordable Senior Housing HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Assisted Living Facilities Assisted Living Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) are any place or facility caring for six or more individuals not related within the third degree of relationship to the administrator, operator or owner by blood or marriage and who, by choice or due to functional impairments, may need personal care and may need supervised nursing care to compensate for activities of daily living limitations. The place or facility includes apartments for senior residents and provides or coordinates a range of services including personal care or supervised nursing care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the support of resident independence. The provision of skilled nursing procedures to a resident in an Assisted Living Facility is not prohibited by Kansas law. Generally, the skilled services provided in an Assisted Living Facility shall be provided on an intermittent or limited term basis, or if limited in scope, a regular basis.
Attendant Care Services Care Homes Attendant Care Services (ACS) both basic and ancillary services which enable an individual in need of in-home care to live in the individual's home and community rather than in an institution and to carry out functions of daily living, self-care and mobility.
Boarding Care Homes
Boarding Homes A Boarding Care Home (BCH) is any place or facility operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, caring for not more than 10 individuals not related within the third degree of relationship to the operator or owner by blood or marriage. These include elderly or disabled individuals who, due to functional impairment, need supervision of activities of daily living but who are ambulatory and essentially capable of managing their own care and affairs.
Home Health Agencies Home Care A Home Health Agency (HHA) is a public or private agency or organization or a subdivision or subunit of such agency or organization that provides for a fee one or more home health services at the residence of an elderly or disabled patient. A HHA does not include local health departments which are not federally certified home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies which provide home health services by use of specialized equipment, independent living agencies, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Home Plus Care Homes Home Plus (HP) includes any residence or facility caring for not more than five individuals not related within the third degree of relationship to the operator or owner by blood or marriage unless the resident in need of care is approved for placement by the Kansas Secretary of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Individuals include those who, due to functional impairment, need personal care and may need supervised nursing care to compensate for activities of daily living limitations. The level of care provided residents shall be determined by preparation of the operator and rules and regulations developed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 
Hospice Hospice Hospice programs provide care and support to individuals and families coping with a terminal illness and dying. Nursing, other medical and home-health personnel, and social workers provide pain relief, symptom management and supportive services. Services are provided in the home, under a doctor's direction and in cooperation with a designated caregiver. Arrangement for inpatient care is made when needed. Hospice staff assist the caregiver in caring for the individual; Hospice Care is usually available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and requires a physician's order to begin.
Long Term Care Units in Hospitals
Nursing
Hospital-Based Skilled Nursing Units (under the authority of a hospital license issued pursuant to the Public Health Code) provide services similar to a licensed Nursing Facility, but patients typically are admitted to the Skilled Nursing Unit directly from acute care. Medicare reimbursement policy drives the development and operation of these units, as virtually all patients are Medicare eligible.
Nursing Facilities Nursing Nursing Facilities are any place or facility operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, caring for six or more individuals not related within the third degree of relationship to the administrator or owner by blood or marriage. Patients include elderly and disabled individuals who, due to functional impairments, need skilled nursing care to compensate for activities of daily living limitations.
Residential Health Care Facilities Care Homes Means any place or facility caring for six or more individuals not related within the third degree of relationship to the administrator, operator or owner by blood or marriage and who, by choice or due to functional impairments, may need personal care and may need supervised nursing care to compensate for activities of daily living limitations and in which the place or facility includes individual living units and provides or coordinates personal care or supervised nursing care available on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis for the support of resident independence. The provision of skilled nursing procedures to a resident in a residential health facility is not prohibited by Kansas law. Generally the skilled services provided in a residential health care facility shall be provided on an intermittent or limited term basis, or if limited in scope, a regular basis.


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