Choosing a long-term care facility

Selecting the appropriate long-term care facility is critically important for the health and well-being of the individual changing their living arrangements and for those involved as caregivers.

There are more than 71 long-term care facilities in Summit, Utah, and Wasatch counties that are categorized and licensed by the type of care that they provide. Below is a list of the different types of facilities and the care that they provide.

Types of Facilities

Adult Day Care

A professional care setting that provides supervision and activities for adults. Activities are specialized  for seniors with special needs including dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and other related disorders. 

Some assisted living facilities offer adult day care and overnight respite.
Locate adult day centers in our area.

Assisted Living Type I

Provides supervision and limited help with activities of daily living, including significant assistance with up to two activities of daily living (ADLs). An activity of daily living may include bathing, grooming, eating, toileting, and dressing. Individuals receiving must be capable of exiting or evacuating the facility in case of an emergency without the assistance of another person. All three meals are provided.

Locate assisted living type 1 facilities.

Assisted Living Type II

Provides supervision and can provide full assistance with most activities of daily living, including bathing, grooming, eating, toileting, and dressing, etc. Individuals receiving care need assistance from another person to exit the facility during an emergency. All three meals are provided.

Locate assisted living type 2 facilities.

Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Homes)

Provides skilled nursing services on a 24-hour basis. For review quality measures, health inspections and staff levels on nursing home, visit Medicare.gov.

Questions?

Contact the local Ombudsman to get unbiased information about long-term care facilities options in your area. Ombudsman can narrow down the search to size of facility, memory care offerings, smoking or non-smoking, and more.

Learn more by calling 801-229-3809 or email ombudsman@mountainland.org.

Resources

Senior Help Guide- List of facilities in our area
mountainland.org/guide

How to Choose a Nursing Home
nia.nih.gov/health/how-choose-nursing-home



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