Residential care homes 
This is housing for seniors offering care and assistance in a home setting in a residential neighborhood. Residential care homes offer professional services with a high ratio of staff-to-resident assistance. Some offer general care while others specialize in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Residential care homes are licensed and governed by regulations and inspection by the state, county and / or local agencies.

Some homes accept residents who need advanced levels of care. Residential care homes have staff who get to know residents and respond to each person’s preferences. Residents are encouraged to participate in daily activities such as light food preparation, eating at a common dining table, and socializing with the staff and other residents.

Services provided:

  • 24-hour security, nurse, and staff availability

  • access to health and medical services

  • assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and walking

  • end-of-life care

  • housekeeping and personal laundry services

  • incontinence care

  • medication administration

  • memory care

  • respite care

  • social and recreational activities

  • three meals a day served in a common dining area

  • transportation to medical and social services appointments

Paying for residential care home services:

  • An individual’s own funds. Rate is often all inclusive

  • Elderly waiver (EW) – if accepted

  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver (CADI) – if accepted

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