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Nursing Home

Program/Service description

A nursing home is a facility which provides care to persons who need assistance in carrying out activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, or taking medicine. Nursing homes can also provide skilled care, including rehabilitative therapies such as speech therapy, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.

The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities operates three nursing homes: Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Emily P. Bissell Hospital, and Governor Bacon Health Center.

Public funding source(s)*
  • State Funds
  • Medicaid
Who is eligible Admission to DSAAPD's nursing homes is provided to older persons and adults with disabilities in Delaware who require long-term care services and for whom no other care options are available.
Where it is available
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna
  • Emily P. Bissell Hospital, Wilmington
  • Governor Bacon Health Center, Delaware City
Who to contact for information or enrollment Contact the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities by phone or e-mail.
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*Public funding means that the program is paid for, in part or in whole, by the government. Some publicly-funded programs have eligibility requirements and provide services at low cost or no cost to people who qualify. Most of these programs and services though, are also available to people who are able to pay privately (with their own money). For more information, please see the Sources of Funding section of this web site.

Last Updated: Tuesday August 23 2011
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