Minnesota has a growing number of residential care homes. In this setting, typically there are 4-7 residents in a home within a residential neighborhood. Each resident is in a private or shared room and may have a private or shared bathroom. Because of the smaller intimate setting, there is a higher level of attention given to each resident.
Staffing levels are the highest in this setting with often a 1-3 ratio during the day and evening and 1 to 6 over night. Because of the smaller setting, it is important to understand the make up of the residents. Some homes focus primarily on memory care while others might specialize in a specific diagnosis like Parkinson’s.