What Is A Senior Care Home?
Senior Care Home or a Residential Care Home is most commonly referred to as Board
and Care Homes in California. These Board and Care Homes can come in many shapes
and sizes; however they are usually residential homes located in your everyday California
neighborhood. Board and Care Homes are a type of Assisted Living Facility and they
can provide a good alternative to a traditional nursing home. A Board and Care Home
often runs smaller in size than other assisted living
communities and Nursing Homes, a key benefit that provides your loved one with greater care and attention
Many Board and Care Homes in California also specialize in a specific type
of care. This could be Alzheimer's Care, Cancer, physical ailments, etc. These types
of care facilities give you peace of mind because the staff has ample experience
and know-how. And of course, as with most Assisted Living arrangements, staff is always available to assist with the needs of your loved one.
Having said that, Board and Care Homes in California have a smaller number of beds than their larger counterparts. This
could make it difficult to find a good one in your desired neighborhood. Let us
help you find the best Senior Care Home for your loved one.
Is A Board and Care Home Affordable?
The monthly price for a Senior Care Home in California varies depending on the level
of service, location, and availability. Although Board and Care Homes offer a great
Senior Care option, they may not provide the perfect fit for every family.
Many facilities are all inclusive and include typical monthly costs like food and
utilities. However, each property is different when it comes to any additional monthly
expenses, like transportation services, personal errands, etc. A perk to many
Senior Care Homes, is that there is a little bit more flexibility
when it comes to the monthly services and associated costs. The average monthly
cost for a Board and Care Home in California can range anywhere from $2,500 -$6,000
a month. That may sound steep, but remember that the cost is substantially
cheaper than a nursing home. Also the cost for many types of assisted living facilities
can easily be offset by the elder's current monthly costs like food, mortgage payment,
We Know A Place, is here to help you find the best possible care options for your
loved one. This also includes finding ways to help cover the long term care costs
for your aging loved one. Although, we are not financial advisors we can definitely
point you in the right direction. Do not worry if a Board and Care Home is not an
option for your family. Together we can explore other workable care solutions that
meet your family's needs.
Why is Finding a Board and Care Home in California so Difficult?
Many Board and Care Homes in California are privately owned and operated. You may see
exceptions but most of these Board and Care Homes are owned by individuals
with senior care experience in some way, shape, or form. Many of these individuals
are nurses, doctors, geriatric workers, and so on. Again, every Board and Care Home
is different, but this tends to represent the norm in California.
Having a Senior Care professional actively involved with
managing the Home offers many benefits. However, the care professionals looking after your loved
ones often find themselves too busy to market their services. In many cases the senior's family
members do not realize these types of living situations exist in California.
Since many of these properties only average between 4-6 residents they
are often full. Finding vacancies can be like finding a needle in a haystack,
and there could be a waiting list if you find a good board and care home.
Although it is possible to find a good Board and Care Home on your own, it is definitely
easier with help.
We Know A Place is here to help you find the best Board And Care options
for you and your loved one. Contact us when you are ready to start your search.
Our services are free and there is no obligation for our advice.