Long Term Care

Long Term Care Facility (LTC)

Generally defined as a facility providing skilled nursing services and chronic care for the elderly.  There may be several levels of care within a Long Term Care Facility: short-term rehabilitation, long-term care for the geriatric population, and dementia care.

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Chronic Care Nursing Homes (CCNH)

Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) or Rest Home with Nursing Supervision (RHNS) – facilities that provide nursing supervision and services but not usually to the degree that is necessary in an SNF.


Residential Care Homes and Rest Homes refer to community style residences.  Within LTC a Residential Care Home will follow licensure regulations.


Assisted living refers to independent living, which provides care for a fee, when needed.  A certain distinct amount of independence is expected from the resident.


Life Care Community

A facility offering independent living and often assisted living with SNF on premises.  Generally a “buy-in” required.


Continuing Care Community

A retirement community that provides all levels of care including independent living and nursing care levels.  Generally no “buy-in” and each level of care has its own price structure.


Long Term Care Facilities within the Northwest Corner of CT:


Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Canaan, CT (860) 824-5137



Noble Horizons (Whitridge Wing/Riga Residence/Wagner Terrace)

Independent and residential living in cottages or apartments; Intermediate Nursing Care and Short Term Rehabilitation; Skilled Nursing Care and Memory Impaired Care; Outpatient rehabilitation (physical, occupational and speech)

Salisbury, CT (860) 435-9851



Sharon Health Care Center, Sharon, CT (860) 364-1002

Website:  www.athenahealthcare.com


Residential Care Home:


Morning Star Retirement Home, Kent, CT (860) 927-3272

The Cobble at Noble Horizons, Salisbury, CT (860) 435-9851


Assisted Living:

Sarah Pierce, Litchfield, CT (860) 567-9500


Brookdale Litchfield Hills, Torrington, CT (860) 489-8022



Geer Village (860) 824-8133


§ CT Partnership for Long Term Care Information Line

(800) 547-3443 http://www.ct.gov/opm

§ State Long Term Care Ombudsman (Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes)



Serve as advocates to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of Long Term Care facility residents.  Complaints about nursing homes are investigated by the Ombudsman.

§ Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging

(800) 994-9422

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