Learn About Residential Care or Independent Senior Living to see if it is right for you
WHAT IS RESIDENTIAL CARE?
Residential care homes are known by different names depending on where you live.
Often referred to as independent senior living, independent living, adult family homes, personal care homes, adult foster homes, group homes, or board and care homes. Typically they all have the same things in common: they provide care for seniors in a homelike setting that’s very much like a family.
This type of setting is excellent for residents who do not want to live in a larger community setting but still require a level of assistance similar to that offered by an Assisted Living or a Nursing Home.
The staff in a residential care home may assist with medications, help residents bathe, get dressed and perform many other daily tasks or activities of daily living.
Rates are usually charged per month. The monthly charge typically includes three meals per day, utilities, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, and possibly transportation. Care level charges will be determined after the resident’s needs have been assessed by the owner or operator.
Live In Care vs Residential Care
There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to the care of your loved ones, and ultimately it is about making them feel as comfortable as they can. That said, a lot of people are looking more into homecare and having a live-in care. Some of the preferred advantages of home care as opposed to residential care include:
The client lives in the comfort of their surroundings
There are no overhead costs to cover like utilities, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, and possibly transportation.
You will have your own dedicated carer taking care of only your own needs.
There is no timetable or schedule for visiting friends and family to adhere to
The costs significantly cheaper