Assisted Living Ketchikan

Ketchikan city is located in Ketchikan Gateway County, Alaska State, US.

Assisted living in Ketchikan as it exists today emerged in the 1990s as an Alaska eldercare alternative on the continuum of care for people, for whom independent living is not appropriate but who do not need the 24-hour medical care provided by a nursing home and are too young to live in a retirement home. Assisted living is a philosophy of care and services promoting independence and dignity.


Ketchikan Time Zone is PST-1 and Area code, to make phone calls to a Ketchikan Assisted Living Home, is 907

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Ketchikan Assisted Living - Alaska

Zip Code is 99901 and Currently there are 2 assisted living homes and senior care homes in our database for Ketchikan City.

A distinction is generally made between Ketchikan medical and non-medical care, care provided by people who are not medical professionals. The latter is much less likely to be covered by insurance or public funds. In the US, 67% of the one million or so residents in assisted living facilities pay for care out of their own funds. The rest get help from family and friends and from state agencies. Medicare does not pay unless skilled-nursing care is needed and given in certified skilled nursing facilities or by a skilled nursing agency in the home.

Ketchikan Assisted living facilities usually do not meet Medicares requirements. However, Medicare does pay for some skilled care if the elderly person meets the requirements for the Medicare home health benefit.



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