Residential Care Home: A Board And Care Home For The Elderly

Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

A board and care home for the elderly is a great option for those who are no longer able to live on their own, but do not need the full-time care of a nursing home. These homes provide residents with all of the amenities of home, while also providing them with the necessary assistance and supervision. If you are considering a board and care home for your loved one, there are a few things you should know before making your decision. In this guide, we will discuss the benefits of residential care homes, as well as some important factors to consider when choosing one.

Residential Care Home

A residential care home is also known as a “board and care home” is a facility that provides a room, meals, and assistance with daily activities in exchange for lodging. Board and care homes are an alternative for people who require some help. Many board and care residents enjoy the communal living situation available here.

The residents’ families or people who live there operate care and management facilities. They provide a family-like atmosphere for small or large groups of elderly or disabled individuals. While they generally assist with activities of daily living, they urge residents to take as many choices as possible regarding their daily lives and health care while still being active participants.

Residences for elderly people do not provide nursing or medical care. They usually do not provide planned activities or transportation services. They are simply group living facilities. Some boarding and care homes specialize in particular needs, such as persons with Alzheimer’s disease or those with physical impairments.

Residential care homes are unlicensed boarding homes that are frequently found and are not subject to inspection or regulation. A converted single-family home with up to six or eight residents may be a small building compared to an apartment complex with over 100 people, or it might be a big structure similar to a care facility with over 100 residents.

How To Pay For Residential Care At A Fraction Of The Cost

long-term care annuity is a hybrid annuity that is set up to assist in paying for residential care without causing retirement funds to be depleted. To create a tax-free long-Term Care Insurance benefit, an LTC annuity doubles (200%) or triples (300%) the investment (based on medical records). If there is money in the annuity, it passes along a death benefit to beneficiaries.

If you don’t have a lump sum of money lying around, another great option is a long-term care life insurance policy (LTCi). In simple terms, these policies are designed specifically for long-term care and allow the insured to access the life insurance’s death benefit while alive to pay for LTC costs. Applicants can pay a fixed premium monthly or annually instead of a one-time deposit.

Shawn Plummer

CEO, The Annuity Expert

I’m a licensed financial professional focusing on annuities and insurance for more than a decade. My former role was training financial advisors, including for a Fortune Global 500 insurance company. I’ve been featured in Time Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, and Women’s Health Magazine.

The Annuity Expert is an online insurance agency servicing consumers across the United States. My goal is to help you take the guesswork out of retirement planning or find the best insurance coverage at the cheapest rates for you. 

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