Board And Cares
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Searching For A Board and Care Home
When it’s time to choose a community for a senior, there are several options to choose from. A more popular option is a board and care home, also known as Residential Care Home. Due to its size and ratio of caregiver to resident, this might be a better option than an assisted living community.
What Are Board and Care Homes?
Board and care, otherwise known as RCFE or Residential Care Home For The Elderly are senior care homes within a residential neighborhood. They are usually small and intimate, caring for around six senior residents at a time.
Board and cares are able to provide seniors with assistance for ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and medication management. Most will prepare meals daily for the residents.
Due to their compact size, those in board and care communities typically enjoy a much better staff-to-resident ratio, meaning their residents get more personalized care. Board and care homes are perfect for senior residents that want to live in a place that feels exactly like home. Most board and cares are able to accept residents with Dementia or Alzheimer’s as long as the community staff is trained to care for seniors for that level of care.
Common Services For Board And Care Homes
✔ 24 Hour Care – Caregivers are available 24 hours per day to provide supervision and care.
✔ Private or Semi-Private Room – Residents can choose between having a priate or shared room
✔ Activities Of Daily Living(ADL’s) – Includes personal assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, and mobility if required.
✔ Customized Meal Plans – Meals are prepared three times daily and customized diets are prepared as necessary.
✔ Medication Management – Assistance with taking medications is provided as many times as needed daily.
✔ Housekeeping – Housekeeping is provided from one to several times per week or as needed.
✔ Social & Recreational Activities – Residents are kept active with many social and recreational activities that are planned throughout the month. Residents can choose to participate with as many activities as they desire.
Things To Consider When Looking For A Board and Care Home
Is The Community Able To Assisted With All Activities Of Daily Living?
Are There Options For A Private or Semi-Private Room?
Monthly Rate Is Determined By Type Of Room Plus Level Of Care
Is It Private Pay?
Is Long Term Care Insurance Accepted?
Is VA Aid & Attendance Accepted?
Is It Close To Doctors, Family, or Friends?
Do They Accept Residents With Dementia or Alzheimer’s?
The Benefits Of A Board And Care Home
A huge advantage to board and care homes is the fact that caregivers have fewer residents to attend to. This means that your loved one will receive more personalized attention.
Quality care can be found in these charming homes at a fraction of the cost of the larger communities when it comes to providing care for seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
A Familiar Atmosphere
Board and care homes allow members to become like family. They thrive when it comes to creating deeper friendships with other residents, and even promotes family activities.
If your loved one is considering board and care as part of a plan to age in place, contact Golden Pathways today for more information. Our team is dedicated to supporting your family when it comes to enjoying life in comfort.