The Benefits Of Board And Care
It is important to understand which type of California senior housing community is the right choice for your loved one. Board and care facilities offer a nice balance between independence and supervised nursing homes. Here, loved ones have the ability to have their own private rooms, access to transit and even an apartment-style cottage if they so choose. But the hassle of living alone is completely removed. No longer do seniors have to worry about cooking their own meals, remembering what pills to take, driving to the doctor or what have you. Residential care facilities offer just the right amount of senior care and they often incorporate loved ones into a flourishing senior community, complete with exercise classes, group outings, game nights and more. It all depends on what your loved one’s medical needs and what they feel comfortable with.
Board and care facilities can be completely hands-on (or hands-off) depending on the assistance with daily living “ADL” that is required. Options include…
- Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
- Medication management
- Hospice care
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia care
- Transportation to and from doctor’s visits
- Physical therapy
Board and Care Costs
It’s hard to put an exact number on what cost of residential housing may be for your loved one. Several factors need to be considered, depending on the level of senior care needed. When we give you your FREE senior care assessment, we’ll help figure out budgets, income and other specifics to make sure we find you the right fit. California Home for Seniors is confident that it can find a board and care facility that works for your loved one’s budget. And there are options too. Senior housing costs can be all inclusive or broken down by services. They can also be added to a base monthly fee.
- Social Security Benefits: Did you know that once a resident moves into a California board and care facility, they are eligible for a possible $1106 increase from social security? Speak with a California Home for Seniors rep and you can learn all about statewide benefits that your loved one may be eligible for.
- Veteran Benefits: If your elderly loved one is a veteran, there are additional benefits that can most likely be applied to their California board and care. Most assisted living facilities can help families apply for the added funds and our California Home for Seniors would be happy to explain the process further over the phone. Benefits can range from $1,900(for married veterans) to $1,000 (for widows and widowers), but they are worth exploring and can certainly help cover senior housing costs.
- Insurance: Most California board and care facilities do not accept insurance as payment at this time because they are categorized as non-medical facilities. But it is important to know what Medicare covers for doctor’s visits, nursing and more. Call California Home for Seniors and we’ll explain the details during our FREE senior case assessment.
- Age Range: Most California board and care communities accept residents aged 65 or older. But that is not always the case. If your loved one has a specific debilitating ailment (such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia), they may qualify to be residents. We can definitely help you navigate through the California assisted living facilities that offer special disability care.