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About Residential Care Homes

Residential Care Homes

Residential care homes are also known as adult foster homes, adult family homes, care homes, personal care homes, and more. This type of care facility typically offers a small group care service in a residential home. They are usually required to be licensed as residential care facilities but may offer fewer services and amenities than larger assisted living communities. They typically offer basic lodging in either a private or shared room, meals and nutrition support, and assistance with basic living activities such as dressing and taking medications. Some will offer more extensive nursing and medical support as well.

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Decorating a Senior's New Assisted Living Apartment

Decorating for Assisted Living

When any senior transitions to a new assisted living facility, it can be a major change in their life. One of the biggest issues that seniors today have with moving to assisted living is that they feel like they are leaving their home and forced into a foreign place. While most seniors are ultimatel...More

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How to Make a Home Safe for Seniors

Making Homes Safe for Seniors

While residential senior care facilities have their place, many seniors would prefer to live in their homes for as long as possible. This can make sense from an emotional as well as an economic perspective, especially if a home is already paid for and the family of the senior is looking to avoid the...More

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Regulations for Senior Living

Regulations for Senior Living

There are many factors to consider when searching for the right senior living facility for your loved one. To make a well-informed decision regarding the facility that you will choose, it can be an excellent idea to do some investigation and to learn about the regulations that senior living...More

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About Residential Care Homes for Seniors

Costs for residential home care can vary quite a bit, depending on the location of the home, the amenities offered, and the level of medical care provided in-house. For a basic home in a suburb of a large city, a shared room with meal plan may be available for as little as $1,500 per month. This number can go as high as $5,000 per month for a private room in a more luxurious setting.

While the cost of a residential care home, also called an adult foster home, may be significantly less than for a fully-licensed nursing home, the level of nursing and medical care provided may be substantially less. These types of care homes may be good options for seniors who are relatively independent, but probably not for those who need extensive care and monitoring, such as those living with advanced stages of dementia.


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