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Residential Care

  • Find a Residential Facility: Search online for California residential facilities for persons who can not live alone but who do not need extensive medical services. The services provided in these facilities vary according to the needs of the individual, but typically include help with medications and assistance with personal hygiene, dressing and grooming. You can also search online for Children's Residential Facilities and Adult and Elderly facilities.
  • California Care Network: Most Californians who have on-going health limitations often prefer to remain in their own home or apartment. Information about personal care and household assistance services (such as in-home care, day care programs, care management services, meal programs, home modifications, adaptive technology, transportation services, home health and hospice programs, mental health services, respite care, caregiver support programs, legal services, health insurance counseling, and other resources in your local area) is available through a network of Information and Assistance (I and A) providers.
  • The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) website is for seniors who are looking for a continuing care retirement community that offers a long-term continuing care contract for housing, residential services, and nursing care (usually in one location, and usually for a resident's lifetime).
  • How to get a License to Provide Residential Care: See Care Providers.