Residential Care Options -
Adult Day Care: A day program that
provides the elderly and other adults with services when their caregivers
are at work or need relief.
Adult Family Home: A place where
adults who are not related to the operator reside and receive care,
treatment or services that are above the level of room and board and that
may include up to seven hours per week of nursing care per resident.
This definition pertains only to three-bed and four-bed Adult Family Homes,
which are regulated by the
Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance.
One-bed and two-bed Adult Family Homes are regulated by
individual county Human Services departments.
Community Based Residential
Facility - definition of an entity serving five or more
Assisted Living Facilities - refers to the
following provider types:
Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF):
A place where five or more unrelated people live together in a community
setting. Services provided include room and board, supervision, support
services, and may include up to three hours of nursing care per week.
Corporate Guardianship: A
corporation or individual established to provide guardianship services
for individuals who have no close family or other support systems and
who need legal protection.
Facility Serving People with
Developmental Disabilities (FDD): A residential
facility for three or more unrelated persons with developmental
disabilities. Also known as Intermediate Care
Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
Treatment is provided to help these people maintain
and improve their current skills and to develop new skills (e.g.,
work, social, activities of daily living, education, etc.).
Home Health Agency (HHA): An organization
that provides part-time and intermittent skilled nursing and other
therapeutic services on a visiting basis to persons in their homes.
Hospice: An agency that provides care to
terminally ill persons who have a life expectancy of 6-12 months. This
care can be provided in the person's home or in another setting (e.g.,
nursing home, community based residential facility, etc.)
Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with
Intellectual Disabilities - see above: Facility Serving People with
Nursing Home: A residential facility that
provides 24-hour services, including room and board to three or more unrelated
persons. These persons require more than seven hours a week of nursing care
due to their physical or mental condition.
Personal Care Agency (PCA): Is
either a home health agency, county department, independent living
center, American Indian tribe of band or a freestanding personal care
agency that provides services that are:
medically oriented activities related to
assisting an individual with activities of daily living necessary to
maintain the individual in his or her place of residence in the
provided upon written orders of a physician
by a certified personal care provider, and
provided by a personal care worker employed
by the provider or under contract to the provider who is supervised by a
registered nurse according to a written plan of care.
Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC):
Independent apartment units in which the following services are provided:
room and board, up to 28 hours per week of supportive care, personal care,
and nursing services.
Formerly known as "Assisted Living
Certified RCAC: house both private pay tenants
and those eligible for Medicaid waiver, and are inspected every two
years, plus complaints investigated.
Registered RCAC: house only private pay
tenants, are not inspected, and only complaints are investigated.
Last Updated: August 21, 2014