RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

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WHAT IS A RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME?

Care homes, board and care homes, personal care homes, and group homes are all terms used to describe residential care homes. Generally, care homes are private homes in residential neighborhoods that have been specifically adapted to accommodate a small number of seniors. In addition to trained staff, specific features are incorporated into the setting. Care homes are similar to assisted living, but they offer a more residential experience.

Most residential care homes have ten or fewer residents. Residents may live in single or double rooms rather than private apartments, usually sharing bathrooms.

WHO ARE RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES SUITABLE FOR?

If you are looking for a middle ground between independent living and assisted living, residential care homes are an excellent choice. It is often a great way to build new friendships by sharing a home with a small group, and staff supervision ensures their safety while still allowing them to maintain some independence.

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WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT A RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME?

This type of senior care generally includes:

  • Supervision

  • Meals

  • Housekeeping

  • Organized events

  • Personalized assistance with the necessary activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating, dressing, bathing, and movement

  • Medication storage

 

In some Phoenix care homes, residents are provided with:

  • Transportation

  • Essential medical services, such as administering medication

The majority of care homes do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance. If you require round-the-clock care, then another type of senior living facility may be a better option.

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