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State of Utah Department of Health Bureau Licensing
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538-6158
http://health.utah.gov/hflcra/contact.php

Department of Aging and Adult Services
www.hsdaas.utah.gov
Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Adult  Day Care Centers  Adult Day Care Adult Day Care Centers provide a safe stimulating environment for elderly or disabled persons needing some social supervision. It is hoped that seniors can enjoy their day by feeling useful at the same time they are being supervised. The programs are licensed on an annual basis with periodic visits from a Licensed Specialist to monitor and provide technical assistance.
Assisted Living Assisted Living A Type I Assisted Living Facility is a residential facility that provides assistance with activities of daily living and social care to two or more senior residents who are capable of achieving mobility sufficient to exit the facility without the assistance of another person. Assisted Living is intended to enable persons experiencing functional impairments to receive 24 hour personal and health-related services in a place of residence with sufficient structure to meet care needs in a safer manner. A Type II Assisted Living Facility is a residential facility with a home-like setting that provides an array of coordinated supportive personal and health care services, available 24 hours per day, to senior residents who have been assessed. Assisted Living is intended to enable persons experiencing functional impairments to receive 24 hour personal and health-related services in a place of residence with sufficient structure to meet care needs in a safer manner.
Home Health Agencies Home Care Home Health Agencies include institutionally based home care programs, freestanding public and proprietary Home Health Agencies, and any subdivision of an organization, public agency, hospital, or nursing home licensed to provide intermittent part-time services or full-time private duty services to elderly or disabled patients in their place of residence. A Home Health Agency provides services to patients in their place of residence, or in special circumstances, the place of employment. Service is directed and supervised by a licensed practitioner. These services may help avoid premature or inappropriate institutionalization. Professional and supportive personnel are responsible to the agency for any following services which they may perform: provision of skilled services authorized by a physician; nursing services assessed, provided, or supervised by registered nurses; or other related health services approved by a licensed practitioner.
Hospice program Hospice A Hospice program provides support and care for persons with a limited life expectancy so that might live as fully and comfortable as possible. The Hospice program is a health care agency of facility which offers palliative and supportive services providing physical, psychological, spiritual and bereavement care for dying persons and their families. A Hospice provides services through an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers.
Nursing Care Facilities or Nursing Home Nursing A Nursing Facility or Nursing Home is a level of care that provides 24 hour inpatient care to elderly, sick or disabled residents who need licensed nursing supervision. The complexity of the prescribed services must be performed by or under the close supervision of licensed health care personnel.

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