|Residential care homes are
residential homes that have been licensed by the California
Department of Social Services. They provide all the same
services as assisted living communities, but are smaller and
range in size from 1 to 10 residents. They also provide a more intimate home like setting where
the residents can enjoy a living room, backyard,
kitchen/dining services which include three meals a day plus
snacks and a private or shared bedroom.
These homes are in a residential neighborhood and usually
provide assistance to the residents such as transferring
from the bed or wheelchair, ambulating, meals, dressing,
incontinence and personal hygiene.Their goal is to allow the elderly to "age in
place" in a home environment.