Care home residences are typically located in traditional homes and neighborhoods and provide care for fewer patients than assisted living communities. It is uncommon for a care home to offer services for more than 10 seniors; which helps create the more personal, home-style living environment.
Residential care homes offer a smaller, more home-like family setting for seniors. Care homes offer food services and assistance with daily living.
Living in a residential care home is often half the cost of nursing home care, and in some states, it is even more affordable than assisted living care.
Residential care homes offer supervised care, meals, activities and health management. While assisted living communities may offer extensive activities, such as senior aerobics and field trips, a care home is a better fit for someone who needs more individual, home-setting care.