State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in Alaska

Division of Health Care Services

Alaska Office Building
350 Main St., Suite 414
PO Box 110660
Juneau, Alaska 99811
(907) 465-3355
(907) 465-2204 fax
www.hss.state.ak.us/dhcs/

State Commission on Aging
health.hss.state.ak.us/dsds

Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
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 provide meals, personal assistance, and assistance with activities of daily living for senior living in a home-like environment. 
Home Health Agencies Home Care Both public and private HHCs provide home health care with skilled nursing care and therapeutic services (excluding the treatment of mental illness) in a patient’s home. A Home Health Care agency must provide skilled senior nursing services and at least one of the following additional services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy; or home health aide services.
Hospice Hospice Hospice care provides physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for dying persons and their families. Services are provided by trained volunteers. Hospice also provides community education regarding loss & bereavement and direct services to bereaved persons.
Nursing Facilities/Nursing Homes Nursing A Nursing Home is a senior facility that provides nursing care and related medical services over a period of 24 hours each day to individuals admitted because of illness, disease, or physical infirmity. Nursing Homes do not provide acute hospital care.

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