What is the difference between a Residential Care Facility and a Skilled Nursing Facility licensure?
Both types of facilities are able to accept residents with dementia. Skilled Nursing Facilities are a medical model and are required to have Certified Nurses Aides and a licensed nurse on site 24-hours per day. Skilled Nursing Facilities have a social worker and activity director assigned to the unit. They are able to accept individuals in need of specialized diets and complex medical care. Residential Care Facilities are built on a social model and have caregivers on staff 24 hours per day. A licensed nurse is on-site 40 hours per week and on call 24 hours per day for emergencies.