eCare Diary makes it easy for you to find care with our
Facilities Search Engine.Our database includes over 110,000 facilities
and services throughout the United States that are certified by Medicare and
Medicaid or state licensed.
To begin searching, simply use the drop down menu for Facility Type, choose the type of care you
are seeking, and identify how far from a specific zip code you would like the
facility to be located.
We offer 11 different types of facilities and services in
the drop down menu above. Here are
brief descriptions of each:
Adult Day Care - A great option for the elderly
or physically disabled who may benefit from socialization, support services,
recreation, and meals in a supervised, social setting. These facilities enable the resident to attend
the program during the day and return home in the evening.
Assisted Living – These facilities are for people needing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) but wishing to live as independently as
possible. Assisted living exists to bridge the gap between independent
living and nursing homes. Residents in assisted living centers are not
able to live by themselves but do not require constant care either.
Home Health – These services
are designed to help patients and family caregivers cope with acute medical
needs after a hospital stay or manage ongoing chronic conditions, in hopes of
keeping patients out of the hospital or emergency room. Our directory includes
certified Home Health Agencies that provide these services.
Hospice – A
professional facility or in home service that provides care to dying patients
and focuses on patient comfort and quality of life. It is generally appropriate for someone with a terminal illness and life expectancy
of six months or less. It is an alternative to hospitalization that emphasizes relief from pain. and personal and family counseling.
In Home Nursing Services – These are nursing services provided in
the home to treat patients needing medical care but who are well enough to stay
in their homes. In-home nursing services work best for people who require part time medical attention instead
of 24/7 care. The goal of in-home nursing care is to avoid hospitalizations or transfer to a nursing home.
Long Term Care - Long term care is a variety of
services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic
illness or disability. Long-term care helps meet health or personal needs and
can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing
homes. Long term care facilities are licensed in the following states -
Nursing Home - A nursing home is a long-term care
facility licensed by the state that offers 24-hour room and board and health
care services, including basic and skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, and a
full range of other therapies, treatments, and programs. People who live in
nursing homes are referred to as residents.
Occupational Therapy – This
is a therapy or treatment provided by an Occupational Therapist that helps individual
development of physical skills that will aid in Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s).
Physical Therapy Services – This
is instructional support and treatment
of physical disabilities provided by a trained physical therapist, under a
doctor's prescription, that helps a person improve the use of bones, muscles,
joints, and nerves.
Workers – These services are intended to help the patient and caregiver
cope with the demands and stress of a long term illness. Social workers help evaluate the needs of a
patient, present care options, perform psychoanalysis, and provide counseling.
Speech Pathology Services –
Services that offer the diagnosis and correction of speech or language defects
and disorders. Conditions range from simple sound substitutions to the
inability to understand or use language.