Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Residential Care Facility In Denver

To schedule a free consultation with a Senior Advisor, please call Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281 or e-mail marnie@seniorgevity.com. The consultation is free to seniors and their families, and the senior advisement and placement services are also free. 

If you know that you need to move into an assisted living or memory care environment, you might be weighing whether to move into a large facility or a small residential care home (which are also referred to as “board and care homes” and “personal care homes”).

Below are the top 10 reasons to move into a residential care facility in Denver.

Reason #1: Personalized Care
In a residential care facility, there are typically only 8-10 residents, which means that you’ll get more personalized attention than you would at a larger assisted living facility. In some of the larger assisted living facilities, you might have trouble adapting to your new environment and/or feel as if you’re getting lost in the shuffle.

Reason #2: Homey Setting
Residential care facilities are sprinkled throughout neighborhoods in the Denver metro area. Most of the facilities are ranch-style, single-family homes that were built in the 1960s or 1970s and have since been converted into board and care homes.

Reason #3: Outdoor Settings
Many of the facilities have nice front yards, side yards, and backyards, as well as decks and porches.

Reason #4: Less Expensive
Residential care facilities can be less expensive than an apartment at an assisted living facility, especially if you choose a shared room option.

Reason #5: Safety And Security
At personal care homes, there’s at least one staff member in the home 24/7, and during the day, there’s often two or more staff members. The high staff to resident ration, and the small setting, help ensure that someone is there for you, within earshot, if you need anything.

Reason #6: Comprehensive Care
In a residential care facility, you can get the care you need, including assistance with: dressing, bathing, grooming, using the toilet, incontinence, medications, transfers (from bed to a chair or wheelchair), and more.

Reason #7: Meals and Snacks
Three meals and snacks are provided at residential care facilities, and most homes cook the meals from scratch (inside the home) each day.

Reason #8: Socializing
Most residential care facilities don’t offer the same range of activities as larger assisted living facilities, but you will have the chance to interact with the other residents, their families, and caregivers.

Reason #9: Doctors And Health Care Providers Come To Visit
In residential care facilities, doctors and other health care providers (podiatrists, dentists, etc.) visit the home on a regular basis.

Reason #10: Peace Of Mind
Living in a residential care facility can be the next best thing (or even better thing) to living with a family member. Trained caregivers will attend to your needs, all meals are included, transportation can be arranged, and someone is always watching out for you!

Contact A Senior Advisor For Help In Finding The Right Community Or Facility
If you would like help finding the right community or facility for yourself or a loved one, please contact Senior Advisor, Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281. Her senior advisement and placement services are free.

Marnie helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in the Denver metro area and Front Range, including: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Denver Tech Center, Lone Tree, Parker, Castle Rock, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton, Commerce City, Westminster, Louisville, Longmont, Lafayette, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs.

Click here to see a listing of residential care facilities in the Denver metro area.

For more information, see these related topics:
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Independent Living in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Assisted Living in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Memory Care in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Multi-Level Care Community in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Continuing Care Retirement Community in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Move Into A Nursing Home in Denver
Top 10 Reasons To Use An In-Home Care Agency In Denver