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• Assisted Living for the Elderly Medicaid Waiver program (if eligible) • Nursing Home Diversion Waiver • Veteran’s Benefits For more information go to page 67. Contract Basics A resident will be covered by a contract between the ALF and the residents. The contract should include the services and accommodations to be provided by the ALF; the rates or charges; provision for at least 30 days written notice of a rate increase; the rights, duties and obligations of the residents; a refund policy; the policy for a resident’s unit if the resident’s health requires temporary admission to a nursing home or hospital; the purpose of any advance payment and a refund policy for such payment. ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA Care Level: Memory Support Some ALFs are specifically designed for Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. The level of assistance can be minimal to comprehensive. ALFs that specialize in this kind of care must have an ECC license. A specialized unit must have a physical environment that provides for the safety and welfare of residents, offers activities specifically designed for these residents, have 24-hour staffing availability and employ staff who have completed an eight-hour approved training course. MORE INFO ONLINE: POLKELDERCARE.COM More on ALFs • Need to Find a Facility? • Printable “Questions to Ask” Worksheet Related Issues: • Legal & Financial Issues • How to Pay For Care? 20 www.PolkElderCare.com


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