Scandia Eldercare will convert its services to provide assisted living services, and the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved contract changes with the organization Dec. 18. Scandia Eldercare is currently a family foster care and wishes to provide 24-hour assisted living to both private pay clients and clients eligible for waiver services. This facility has designated at least two of its six beds for clients of Washington County.
Customized Living is designed for persons in need of regular supervision and assistance with daily activities such as medical administration, personal care, and housekeeping. These individuals are assessed by county staff and are determined not to need the level of care provided in a skilled nursing home, but are unable to remain safely in their own homes.