Senior Board and Care is a Great Option for Seniors Who Can No Longer
Care for Themselves
You may have heard the term “if you’ve been looking into senior assisted living. Also known as
residential care facilities for “board and care”he elderly, or residential care homes, senior board and
care is available in just about every city throughout California. For many seniors, board and care is a
more attractive option than larger assisted living facilities or communities.
With over 6,000 licensed operators in the State of California, you may be wondering why you’ve never
seen or noticed a board and care in your community. These care homes are sprinkled in residential
communities all around us, and they’re typically just another home in the neighbourhood. Operators
convert single-family homes, sometimes their own, into a mini-assisted living community where a
smaller number of seniors can live under the supervision and care of dedicated staff. Residents are able
to maintain their independence while receiving assistance and care tailored to their specific needs.
Is a board and care right for you or your loved one? Here are some questions and answers to help you
1) Is medical staff required for daily living? If medical care such as administration of injections and/or
other medical procedures is not required daily, board and care would be an ideal fit. Board and care
staff are able to assist with medication management, but residents must be able to take their
medications on their own.
2) Is a smaller, more intimate residential setting a better fit than a larger assisted living community?
Most care homes have up to 6 residents, which provides a more private feel. Higher staff-to-resident
ratios can be expected, which allows caregivers and housemates to develop closer relationships.
3) Is memory care a potential future requirement? Some care homes specialize in memory care for
dementia and Alzheimer's residents