A recent article on Next Avenue described one son’s journey in finding an assisted living community for his mother, only to discover a single-family home to be the perfect fit for her. After visiting several larger communities, Steven Moran visited a “six-bed residential care home and with never more than six residents at a time.” The facility was well-staffed round the clock and cared for his mother until she passed away.
These assisted living models are often known as “residential care or board and care facilities,” and “more of these homes are opening every week.” With growing concerns around senior living and the coronavirus pandemic, interest in these facilities has only grown. While residents may not have the benefits that come with larger facilities, many realize that “a smaller home environment may be a safer and more convenient option.” The article continues to describe the pros and cons of these facilities to help readers determine if one could fit their needs.
For more information on residential care facilities and if they may be a good fit for you or a loved one, read here.