Board and Care

Board and Care

What is a board and care facility? This type of senior housing is private and situated in residential settings. It is often a converted single family home that can accommodate up to six beds. Services include a basic room, meals, help with assisted daily living activities, transportation and medication reminders. How do I pay for services? Payment method is out of pocket or Long Term Care insurance and is based on a set monthly rate ($1,500 - $6,000). Some states have assistance waiver programs based on need.

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Senior Advisor

It depends on moms ability to get around and her financial situation.  There are two facility options for mom.  Assisted Living and Board and Care.  If you click on the little icons above you can get a better understanding of what the differences are between the two.  The easiest and cheapest way of... (more)

It depends on moms ability to get around and her financial situation.  There are two facility options for mom.  Assisted Living and Board and Care.  If you click on the little icons above you can get a better understanding of what the differences are between the two.  The easiest and cheapest way of finding the right place for mom is to use a senior housing placement service like Care Patrol (there are others).  They will perform an assessment with you and mom to determine mom's needs and finances.  After that they will look through their database of facilities that meet your requirements/qualifications and setup tours of those facilities.  Once you determine the facility that best suite you and mom... you sign a contract with the facility.  This is all done free of charge to you.  FREE.  How can this be?  They get paid by the facility once you sign.  This will save you time of calling and driving around to find the right place.  Looking at their website it looks like 3 facilities are available (link below).  As for affordability, they will discuss options with you.  

http://carepatrol.com/assisted-living/location/florida/jupiter/

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Private Fiduciary, Trustee,Conservator, Financial Advisor

Contact your area agency on aging and see what services are available for low income seniors. 

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Private Fiduciary, Trustee,Conservator, Financial Advisor

A board and care is a licensed facility in your state that can provide basic services including housing, meal service and limited assistance with basic activities of daily living.  They are generally self pay, and less expensive than "assisted living" facilities. There can be state fund to help pay... (more)

A board and care is a licensed facility in your state that can provide basic services including housing, meal service and limited assistance with basic activities of daily living.  They are generally self pay, and less expensive than "assisted living" facilities. There can be state fund to help pay, but qualifying can be difficult.

We at Care Giving Answers strive to provide helpful and relevant information to senior citizens and their families and... (more)We at Care Giving Answers strive to provide helpful and relevant information to senior citizens and their families and loved ones. The material provided through our site is made available for informational purposes only. In no way should users of our site rely or act upon any information provided herein without seeking appropriate professional advice (medical, legal or financial). Users should independently verify the accuracy, completeness and relevance for their specific purposes. The information provided through our site is not intended to constitute professional advice and in no way forms or constitutes a professional-client relationship of any kind.