Residential Care Homes

You’ve worked hard throughout your life and spent a great deal of energy and funds maintaining a home. Now you’re ready to transition into a living situation that is far less stressful, yet home-like. A residential care home may best suit your needs.

Residential care homes (also known as adult family homes or board and care homes sometimes as assisted living) are single-family residences often nestled in regular neighborhoods. They aim to provide comfortable living situations for small groups of seniors. The average residential care home houses no more than 10 residents at a time.

There are currently 28,900 residential care communities throughout the United States, with 996,100 licensed beds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

In contrast with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and independent living communities, residential care homes offer a more personal, family-like atmosphere. They’re a great option for seniors who:

Unlike some other senior living and care facilities, couples are allowed to share rooms and residents are allowed to own pets in some homes.

Residents are relatively independent, free of debilitating conditions, and often require low supervision. They may, however, require limited assistance with standard living tasks.

What do residential care homes offer?

In a residential care home, you can expect:

Cost of residential care homes

Living in a residential care home, on average, can range anywhere from $1,500 to $4,500 per month, depending on the following factors:

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