Also known as Board and Care or Residential Care Homes that offer personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities and others whose limitations prevent them from living alone. These homes generally provide a room (which may be shared), meals and supervision; and may specialize in specific needs such as Alzheimer's disease or developmental disabilities.
More Common Terms
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.
- Senior Apartments Residential facilities, apartments and/or planned communities exclusively for older adults that are available at market rates and designed to enable older adults to have a form of independent living in a secure environment while sharing common intere...
- Ambulatory The ability to walk freely and independently.