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Residential Care Homes

Also known as board and care homes, residential care homes provide a communal living environment. Residents live in a private or semi-private room, with either shared or private bathrooms or bathing areas. Many smaller homes provide services that help create a home-like atmosphere and family environment. Age requirements vary by residential care home.

Services and Fees

  • three meals a day
  • housekeeping
  • laundry services
  • recreational activities
  • 24-hour supervision

Assistance with self-administered medication, simple chores, bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility and other Activities of Daily Living may be available. Some homes may have a nurse available, while others may assist residents in arranging for community-based services. Residential care homes may also offer respite care services. Residents pay monthly fees that vary by the community and the type of room chosen. Some communities allow residents to use government assistance to pay for their care.

Quality of Standards

Residential care homes are licensed by the CT Department of Public Health. They are not licensed to provide nursing services.

Learn more. Please visit the 2-1-1 website to find a residential care home in your area.


CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)

The CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy for residents of nursing homes, assisted living and residential care homes.

Learn more. Please visit More Resources/Take Action.

Date Modified: 07/24/2018

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