Family Care Homes are small family-style homes that provide assisted living for seniors and the disabled. Here a caregiver and resident enjoy a chat together
Family Care Homes are small family-style homes that provide assisted living for seniors and the disabled. Here a caregiver and resident enjoy a chat together

What is an Adult Family Care Home?

An Adult Family Care Home is a small, family-style residential assisted living facility for adults who aren’t able to live alone or require assistance with activities of daily living. These small homes offer a safe and supportive environment where disabled and elderly residents can receive individualized care that is specific to their personal care needs.

Many people prefer Adult Family Care Homes over traditional Assisted Living facilities because of their small size. Because there are fewer residents in these smaller homes, each resident receives more one-t0-one, personalized care.  These residential care homes provide each resident with housing, meals, and personal care services like bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance.  In addition, they can provide medication management to adults who are unable to live independently due to physical or mental disabilities such as dementia or developmental disabilities.

There are several types of Adult Family Care Homes. Some provide care specifically for frail seniors, some specialize in caring for dementia or medically fragile patients, and others specialize in caring for developmentally or physically disabled adults. The biggest benefits of Adult Family Care Homes are their ability to provide very personalized care, their smaller living quarters, and a family-like atmosphere.

Services and Amenities

Caregivers provide a wide range of services and amenities to their residents such as preparing meals, housekeeping, laundry, bathing, grooming, and dressing assistance, transportation services to and from medical appointments, shopping, and errands. Staff is also available to monitor residents’ health and manage their medications.

Many families choose Adult Family Care Homes because of their more home-like, family-style living environment. Residents and staff live together like one big family giving them the ability to socialize with other residents and staff members daily. Staff will generally entertain residents with activities like games, shopping, outings, and shared “family” meals. Living in an Adult Family Care Home allows residents to maintain their independence while still having access to caregiver assistance as needed. These small homes offer the safety and security of living in an Assisted Living Facility, but on a smaller, more intimate scale.

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