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LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM CONTINUUM OF CARE FACILITY

What is a Continuum of Care Facility?

Continuum of Care and Assisted Living
66 O.S. Supp. 1998, Section 1-890.1 et qes., and the
Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Rules,
OAC 310:663

"Continuum of care facility" means a home, establishment or institution providing nursing facility services as defined in Section 1-1902 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes and one or both of the following:

(A) assisted living center services as defined in the Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act; and

(B) adult day care center services as defined in Section1-872 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes {63: I-890.2.4}.

Continuum of care facilities gives the consumer a choice of settings that can be adjusted to meet their needs and capabilities.  When living in a continuum of care residents might not have to be discharged based on short-term variations in their health status or ability to ambulate. This type of facility combines the services of a nursing home with an assisted living center or an adult day care center.    

For more information, check the following Web sites: Nursing Home Compare and State Health Department  Survey Information at www.medicare.gov, National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform at www.nccnhr.org, AARP Nursing Home Resource at www.aarp.organd Oklahoma Nursing Home Inspection Database and Nursing Facility Changes at: www.health.state.ok