Residential Care Facility
Is A Residential Care Facility Right for Your Loved One?
Generally, individuals looking for a more home-like atmosphere, and a closer relationship with care providers will find themselves interested in residential care facilities. Days are less structured and give the resident more freedom than more hands on types of care. Residential care facilities provide a more natural and homelike atmosphere. They also tend to be located in single-family homes that have been adapted to meet licensing requirements.
They are integrated into the community so that anyone driving through the neighborhood would not immediately know that the home is a residential senior care facility.
There are fewer residents, generally 8 to 10, and a lower staff to resident ratio, about 1 to 4. Therefore, the level of care can be much greater than in other senior housing communities.
What Services Does A Residential Care Facility Generally Provide?
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Daily home cooked meals
- 24-hour caregiver that helps in bathing and personal grooming
- Dressing, walking and climbing stairs, shopping, and running errands
- Medication management
- Transportation arrangements
- Social and recreational activities
- Security and safety that includes grab bars, safety rails, emergency call buttons, and wheelchair-friendly ramps