A residential facility that provides direct physical assistance with or the supervision of the activities of daily living, medications and other similar services.
Extended Congregate Care (ECC) license:
An assisted living facility with an ECC license allows a resident to age in place by providing the basic services of an assisted living facility as well as:
Limited nursing services and assessments
Total help with bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
Measurement and recording of vital signs and weight
Dietary management, including special diets, monitoring nutrition, food, and fluid intake
Supervise residents with dementia and/or cognitive impairments
Provide or arrange for rehabilitative services
Provide escort services to medical appointments
Educational programs to promote health and prevent illness
Limited Nursing Services (LNS) license:
An assisted living facility with a LNS license provides the basic services of an assisted living facility as well as nursing services provided by licensed nurses within the scope of their nursing practice. The resident would still need to meet admission and continued residency criteria.
Limited Mental Health (LMH) license:
This type of license must be obtained if an assisted living facility serves one or more mental health residents. Services must be provided for the special needs of these residents, along with the basic services of an assisted living facility. A facility with this license must consult with the resident and the resident’s mental health case manager to develop and carry out a community living support plan.
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"Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older." -Louise Hay
“Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith, and fortify yourself from the inside out.”
– Les Brown
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– Tia Walker
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
— Leo Buscaglia
8/6/2020 - At SunCoast Senior Solutions we understand that deciding what is best for your aging loved one is difficult. How do you know if your loved one is ready for assisted living, or do they need the care a nursing home provides?
Assisted living communities are an option for older adults who are mostly independent but require some assistance with activities of daily living such as medication management, bathing, and grooming. Assisted living is a great choice for seniors who are no longer able to live alone but want to maintain a social and active lifestyle.
Nursing homes are designed for seniors who require round-the-clock medical supervision due to physical or mental conditions that leave them unable to care for themselves. Nursing homes are able to care for seniors who may be bedridden, wheelchair-bound, or in need of daily skilled nursing care.
Our team is here to support you and your family.