Residential Housing

With resisdential housing, non-medical custodial care provided in licensed residential care homes.

What Are Residential Care Homes?

Residential care homes are traditional, private homes adapted to accommodate the care of a limited number of seniors, usually less than 10.

Live-in caregivers provide 24-hour supervision and assistance.

These homes offer many of the same services as more extensive assisted living facilities, but they do so in smaller, more home-like settings.

Many residential care homes employ or are run by, nurses. While residential care homes tend to provide less in organized activities than do larger assisted living facilities, the setting they offer is more intimate. The group dynamic is more family-like.

Residents may share the home with the operator’s family. In California, there are over 8,100 residential care facilities for the elderly. Residential care homes are licensed and surveyed by the State of California.

What Services Do Residential Care Homes Offer?

Residential Care Homes is often half the cost of nursing home care, and is sometimes also more affordable than assisted living care.

These smaller home settings typically include:

  • Private, or semi-private rooms
  • Personal care
  • Medication management
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Housekeeping and laundry service
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments