Residential care homes provide community-based care for older adults who need some daily assistance but not nursing home level services. Such homes provide a private or semiprivate room, furnishings, food and laundry in a communal living environment as well as services like assistance with personal care, supervision of medication and some monitoring. Social and recreational activities are also available for residents.
These facilities are also known as board and care homes, homes for the aged or personal care homes.
The homes, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, are not required to have nursing or medical services.
Learn More: Residents of nursing homes, assisted living and residential care homes can visit the CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for additional information.