BOARD AND CARE HOMES

EXAMPLES, SERVICES & COST

BOARD AND CARE HOMES

Number of Residents:

•Usually 2 to 6 residents

Cost:

•Generally lower than other facilities

•Average $350 - $3350 per month

Government funding sometimes helps cover the cost of living in a Board and Care, for people receiving public assistance payments (SSI)

Setting: 

Many Board and Care facilities are in traditional homes in residential neighborhoods.  Residents may share bathrooms, bedrooms and living spaces.
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  1. Seniors who are becoming frail, and find the responsibilities of homemaking an increasing burden, or too difficult to do consistently.


  2. Seniors with chronic illnesses who need daily assistance with cooking, cleaning, and monitoring medications.


  3. Seniors with very limited income and assets who are having  difficulty paying for rent, food and household expenses can have a room and meals paid by public assistance (their SSI benefits).


  4. The staff at a Board and Care Home encourages residents to          be as independent as they can safely be, making as many choices as possible about their daily lives and health care.
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A basic bedroom for sleeping that might include a desk, chair with a reading lamp, radio and/or TV.  In lower cost units the rooms may be shared with another resident.

Assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, personal   grooming, eating, toileting, money management, setting up healthcare and other appointments and getting around

Daily Meals

Custodial Help such as general daily reminders, housekeeping, transportation

Reminders to take medication

Daily contact with staff (supervision) 

Very limited, if any, onsite medical (nursing level) care
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For More Information:

Contact your local Area Agency On Aging                                             for more information about Board and Care Homes

http://www.n4a.org/programs/eldercare-locator/resources/

  1.   Board and Care Homes Are Also Known As

Residential Care For The Elderly (RCFE), Personal Care Homes, Sheltered Housing, Homes For Adults, Domiciliary Care, Adult Foster Care, Senior Group Homes

  1.   Many states consider Board and Care Homes to be one form of assisted living and license and regulate them that way. 

Board and Care Homes are licensed by individual states, so regulation and operating guidelines will vary from state to state.

  1.   Some Board and Care facilities offer specialized services, such as serving only residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.)

Board and Care Homes are generally smaller in size and people served than most assisted living facilities. They offer Seniors a more independent, home-like (but maintenance-free) living environment, along with a variety of homemaking, home care and medication monitoring services. 

Find licensed Board and Care Homes by State.

Start by contacting your local Area Agency on Aging http://www.n4a.org/programs/eldercare-locator/resources/

Services of Board and Care Homes Will Generally Include:

Board and Care Homes offer maintenance-free living in residential settings and

a home-like atmosphere enabling Seniors to live as independently as possible.

Good Candidates For Board and Care Home Living

Board and Care Homes offers Seniors maintenance-free living in residential, home-like settings and environments.

Board and Care Home staff helps Seniors live as independently as is safely possible.

Board and Care Homes generally offer single or shared bedrooms for Residents.

Board and Care Home Services include a bedroom, assistance with activities of daily living, daily meals and snacks, general daily (medical) reminders, housekeeping, transportation, daily contact with staff and other residents, and supervision if needed.

Board and Care Homes may offer private or shared bathroom facilities for Residents.

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