Learn about Assisted Living and Residental Care
Some call them shared homes, sheltered care homes, rest homes, assisted living homes, or by some other similar name. When residential care homes became licensed and regulated several years ago, the name "residential care homes" was adopted.
Residential care homes provide long-term care for the elderly and disabled. They are usually broken down into two categories: Residential Care Homes, and Supported Residential Care Homes.
Residential Care Homes
Residential Care Homes are homes and facilities where residents need and receive assistance with their activities of daily living. This includes assistance with bathing, personal hygiene, dressing, eating, walking, etc. Other services provided include preparation of special diets, supervision of taking medication and observation of physical and emotional health. Residential Care Homes are operated on a 24-hour basis to provide residential accommodations, personal care, social, occupational and recreational services.
Supported Residential Care Homes
Supported Residential Care Homes offer the same services as a Residential Care Home. In addition to these services, Supported Residential Care Homes can care for those residents who have greater medical needs. Supported Residential Care Homes offer nursing intervention for those residents who need nursing services, but yet do not need the 24-hour services of a more expensive nursing home.