Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living and Residential Care
What Makes Residential Care Special?
Residential care provides a form of care which allows the resident to maintain an independent and dignified way of life, while still receiving quality care each individual deserves and requires.
Are The Homes Regulated?
Absolutely. Both Residential Care Homes and Supported Residential Care Homes are licensed and inspected by the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Health Facilities, the same division that licenses and inspects nursing homes and hospitals.
How Does One Get Admitted To A Residential Care Home?
All Residential Care Homes and Supported Residential Care Homes are required to assess each individual who wishes to enter their home to determine if that individual's needs can be met by the home. This assessment ensures proper placement of an individual in a Residential Care setting.
What About Residents With Alzheimer's Disease Or Other Dementias?
Both Residential Care Homes and Supported Residential Care Homes may be appropriate placements for a resident with Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementias. Both levels of care are appropriate depending on the severity of the dementia.
The Costs of Residential Care
The rates for Residential Care Homes and Supported Residential Care Homes are consistently lower than nursing home care. The average cost of a Residential Care Home is approximately one third the cost of a nursing home.
Finding An Appropriate Residential Care Home
Click to our user-friendly referral service on this web site for a list of our members that can meet your needs. You can choose a home based on your specific care needs, by geographical location, number of beds, etc. Whatever your needs, we are confident any one of our members will provide professional, caring, and responsible service.