Why is a Residential Care Home (Board and Care) Different?
Most board and care homes will also care for incontinence issues, special dietary restrictions, lifting needs, and transportation, with some able to care for those with Dementia, Alzheimer's and other health issues.
Unless the home has a credentialed RN or LVN on staff, board & care homes are not allowed to provide catheter and colostomy care or give injections (see chart below for Prohibited Care). These and other more serious medical issues are best cared for at a nursing home where skilled nursing care is provided.
Board and care facilities can be a more cost effective option as well, often from 20-50% less than at another type of community in the same area.
Factors such as care needs, the quality of the accommodations and the location of the facility contribute to the monthly rate, however in general the average cost per month for a shared room is $2500 and a private room runs about $3500. Board & Care or Assisted Living facilities are not covered by Medi-Cal.
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