Our care home is scheduled to open in mid-2022. Reservations are being taken now. We expect to have all 10 en suites full prior to opening.
Call us at (302)-772-4482 for more information.
A residential care home for the elderly is a type of senior living. Care homes provide a similar level of care to assisted living facilities, but are much smaller, typically housing ten or fewer residents. Residents receive personal care assistance, meal preparation, and more services.
Residential care homes are not the same as assisted living. While both types of communities offer a similar level of care, including personal care assistance and assistance with daily living activities, care homes are much smaller. Care homes typically have fewer than ten residents, while assisted living communities can have hundreds. Due to their larger size, assisted living facilities also tend to have more amenities.
Residential care homes provide assistance with the activities of daily living in an intimate, home-like setting. The level of care is similar to assisted living facilities, but care homes are home to 10 or fewer residents. The homes themselves are often single-family homes in residential neighborhoods, providing a home-like environment for seniors.
Residential care for the elderly in a care home costs an average of $4,300 per month, though costs can vary dramatically depending on amenities offered and location. The monthly fee is the same as that for assisted living, according to Genworth Financial. Care homes and assisted living facilities are similar in price because they offer a similar level of care.
In general, it is time for residential care when the senior can no longer independently complete their activities of daily living. The decision may also come after an injury, or another incident that occurs which could have been prevented in a residential setting. Ultimately, only the individual and their family will know when it is truly time for residential care.