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Difference Between Residential Facilities for Groups (RFG) & Home for Individualized Residential Care (HIRC)
In Nevada, there are approximately 350 RFGs that serve 6,581 seniors, according to the Department of Health & Human Services Aging and Disability Services Division. All of these facilities must be licensed by the State Division of Public and Behavioral Health. RFGs can house residents who are on Hospice and/or receiving services provided by Home Health.
However, Hospice and Home Health at RFGs are heavily regulated by specific medical conditions. Most RFGs accept private pay, long-term care insurance, and veteran’s benefits. The program provides less restrictive alternatives to nursing home care for those aged 65 and older. Eligible individuals must be able to function in a group home setting where attendant care for toileting, feeding, oral care, dressing, and bathing is made available.
Features with RFG include:
• Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to check blood sugar
• Mental illness
• Chronic illness
The difference between HIRC and RFG comes down to individual needs and level of medical assistance required. HIRC offers your loved ones with a higher level of care with a staff to resident ratio of 1:2. In the State of Nevada, this living situation is a requirement for residents with PIC tubes and feeding tubes. They cannot go to RFG homes. HIRC is considered the smallest, most versatile, and private of all residential care facilities. They are located in private residences and limited to two beds. Caregivers are present 24/7.
HIRC provides customized services to meet the needs of your loved ones. Since these are dynamic by nature, HIRC can provide a unique lifestyle not found in other healthcare facilities.
Features with HIRC include:
• Wound care
• PICC line and feeding tube
Both Options Include:
• Dressing and grooming
• Healthy meals and snacks
• Medication management
• Incontinence care
• Assistance with ambulation
• Assisted dining
• 24/7 trained staff
• Transportation arranged
• Wound care
• Personal shopping
• Mild dementia care
• Home health and hospice, outside service provider
• Stylist and podiatry services, outside service provider
If you have any questions about choosing our facilities and services for your loved ones, please call the Senior Focus Team at 702-672-5611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.