State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in Missouri

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Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
912 Wildwood Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-6400
(573) 751-6401 fax

Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Adult Day Care Adult Day Care Adult Day Care centers are licensed facilities that provide a structured program of therapeutic, rehabilitative, social and leisure activities in a medically monitored setting. The programs offer supportive services to senior participants, as well as to the family, by providing care and supervision in a protective environment during the day. Participants attend the program on a scheduled basis and services may include the following: medical care, meals, recreation, physical therapy, supervision, exercise, transportation, health screening, socialization, education, respite care, evening care and counseling.
Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Home Health Agencies Home Care Home Health Agencies provide primarily medically oriented treatment or supervision to individuals with an acute illness, or an exacerbation of a chronic or long term illness, which can be therapeutically managed at home. The care follows a written plan of treatment established and periodically reviewed by a physician.
Homemaker Services Home Care Homemaker Services (HS) are generally household tasks provided for the participant as an alternative to nursing facility care.
Hospice Hospice Hospice is a public agency or private organization or a subdivision of either that is primarily engaged in providing care to terminally ill individuals, meets the Medicare conditions of participation for hospices, is licensed by the Department of Health, Bureau of Home Health and Hospice Standards, and has a valid Medicaid provider agreement. Reimbursement is limited to qualified Medicaid enrolled hospice providers rendering services to terminally ill patients who have elected Hospice benefits.
Intermediate Care Facility Nursing An Intermediate Care Facility provides 24-hour accommodation, board, personal care, and basic health and nursing care services. This care is provided under the daily supervision of a licensed nurse while under the direction of a licensed physician to three or more unrelated elderly or disabled individuals dependent for care and supervision.
Residential Care Facility Care Homes A Residential Care Facility (Type I) provides 24-hour care to three or more senior, non-related residents. Shelter, board and protective overnight services are provided. Storage, distribution and administration of medications and care during short-term illness and/or recuperation may be provided. A Residential Care Facility (Type II) provides services as described for a Residential Care Facility (Type I) but also provides supervision of diets, assistance in personal care and supervision of health care under the direction of a licensed physician.
Skilled Nursing Facility Nursing Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Homes) provide for 24-hour accommodation, board and skilled nursing care and treatment services for at least three residents. Skilled nursing care and treatment services are those services commonly performed by or under the supervision of a registered professional nurse for elderly or disabled individuals requiring twenty four hour care by licensed personnel.

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