The Benefits of Long Term Care Facilities

There comes a point in time where the support from family, friends and local community programs may not be enough to care for oneself, especially as age becomes a large factor in health complications. Often, elderly people require some type of long-term care; weather it be more hands on, in a nursing home or less hands on, in an assisted living or a residential care facility. Prioritizing your healthcare as you age is important to your overall well-being and quality of life.

Residential Care Facilities

Residential care facilities, also called group homes or board and care homes, are small private facilities that usually have around 20 or fewer residents. Rooms at these facilities may be private or shared. These residents receive personal care and daily meals. Staff is typically available around the clock. Residential care facilities lack the capabilities of a nursing staff or specific medical care providers.