At that time, homes for the elderly were known as Board and Care 1 Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) —are non–medical facilities that provide room, meals.
Tucked into regular neighborhoods, residential care homes provide non-medical custodial care for elderly adults. Typically in a single family residence.
Adult care homes are NOT required to have licensed nurses on residential care in an adult care home, nursing home or acute care setting. Nursing homes generally provide 24-hour medical care as well.
Residential care refers to long-term care given to adults or children who stay in a residential However, if home-based care is not available or not appropriate for the individual, residential care may be required. They are not considered to be medical facilities, but they do have to meet state standards for care and safety.