Term Congregate Living Facilities
Code BH-7000.4600-150
Definition Retirement hotels, inns, boarding homes and other similar residential facilities where low-income older adults and/or people with disabilities can live independently on their own, usually in one building, share common areas, social activities and amenities and have most meals in a communal dining area. Most of the residences feature a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartment style accommodations, rented on a monthly basis, with interior corridors, elevators, small kitchenettes and emergency intercoms or pull cord systems as a safety feature. There may also be special wheelchair access rooms or other amenities designed to make it easier for elderly residents to reside comfortably and safely in their apartments. Housekeeping, social activities, and transportation services may be included and laundry services may be available for an additional fee. Residents pay no entry fees, make no long term financial commitments (other than the usual cleaning and security deposits) and may leave whenever they choose.
Created 1/8/98
Changed 5/3/10
Use References Congregate Care Facilities
Senior Congregate Living Facilities
See Also References
External Classification Terms Housing (AIRS HO-300)
Housing (CAN HO-300)
Housing Assistance for Special Groups (UW
Independent Housing for People with Disabilities (NTE L24)
Senior Citizens' Housing & Retirement Communities (NTE L22)
Senior Residential Facilities Programs (NPC P06.04)
Related Concepts Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
Foster Care Transition Services
Older Adults
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References "Congregate Living Retirement Residences in California", California Registry website, http://www.calregistry.com/housing/ret_res.htm

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