Residential Care Homes

Residential homes that offer personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities and others whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Adult residential care homes generally provide a room, meals and supervision; and may specialize in specific needs such as Alzheimer's disease, developmental disabilities and assistance with activities of daily living (ADL).

More Common Terms

  • Geriatric Care Manager Also known as a Case or Care Manager. A professional who provides an assessment of an older adult's capabilities to create a care plan to address housing, medical, social and other needs.
  • Elder Law The area of law pertaining to the rights and legal matters concerning older adults. This includes such subjects as estate planning, wills, guardianship, powers of attorney, Medicare & Medicaid.
  • Custodial Care Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).

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