A residential care facility is an option for some individuals that require assistance or supervision, but do not care to be part of a larger community, such as most assisted living facilities offer. A residential care home usually is a home in a neighbor or community that provides service to as few as two seniors to ten individuals at one time. The limit for the number of individuals in each home is governed by each state.
Once called boarding homes, residential care facilities provide non medical care services. The services offered may vary from assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, cooking, and money and medication management.All this is provided in a small and intimate home like setting.