What is a personal care home?

Personal care homes are small, independently-owned care facilities that usually house just 6-12 residents. Often, the owner lives in the home and provides hands-on care to the residents. Residents usually have private or shared rooms and live in a family-style setting. The quality of care in these homes will vary greatly based on the caregiver staff. Many personal care homeowners provide the highest level of care possible, treating each resident like family. In many cases, personal care owners will charge one all-inclusive price and are able to provide care all the way to the end of life. Personal care homes are usually much more affordable than larger assisted living facilities. One other bonus with personal care homes: in some states, Medicaid will pay for care.