If you’re exploring residential elder care options, you may be wondering “What’s an adult family home and is it right for your loved one?”

We know that providing daily care for loved ones can be stressful and challenging for those not equipped and/or trained for it. Finding the right care option is crucial to their well-being and your peace of mind.

We hope the following information is helpful, and we invite you to contact us if you have further questions.


What is an Adult Family Home?

An Adult Family Home (AFH) is a residential care option that provides a more intimate and personalized environment for seniors who require assistance with daily living activities. Unlike larger assisted living facilities, AFHs are typically smaller, housing a limited number of residents to ensure individualized care.

Crest View Adult Family Home is the perfect example of this care model, offering a home-like setting where residents receive comprehensive care tailored to their unique needs.


Care Options for Elderly Loved Ones

Depending on the level of care your loved one needs, you may be considering any of these options:

  • In-Home Care. In-home care allows seniors to receive assistance within the comfort of their own homes. While this option offers familiarity, it may lack the social engagement and specialized services available in a structured care setting.
  • Assisted Living Facilities. Assisted living facilities cater to seniors who need some assistance with daily activities but desire a more independent lifestyle. These facilities typically provide a range of services, communal living spaces, and organized activities.
  • Nursing Homes. Nursing homes are suitable for seniors with complex medical needs, offering 24/7 skilled nursing care. However, these larger facilities may lack the personalized attention and homely atmosphere found in AFHs.
  • Adult Family Homes. AFHs, like Crest View, strike a balance between personalized care and a family-like setting. With a limited number of residents, these homes can provide a higher caregiver-to-resident ratio, fostering close relationships and ensuring each resident’s unique needs are met.


When is Residency in an Adult Family Home the Right Choice?

Depending on your loved one’s needs and preferences, there are certain elements of an AFH like Crest View that make it the right choice over other options. Here are some of them:

Individualized Attention

AFHs are ideal for seniors who benefit from a more personalized approach to care. Crest View, with its limit of six residents, ensures that each individual receives the attention and assistance they require.

Home-Like Environment

For seniors who prefer a home-like atmosphere over larger institutional settings, AFHs offer a cozy and familiar ambiance. For example, Crest View Adult Family Home is designed to be a warm and inviting space that promotes a sense of belonging.

Specialized Care

An AFH may be the right fit if your loved one can no longer manage living alone and requires specialized care — such as assistance with medications, mobility, or health therapies — but not to the level of needing a skilled nursing facility. An AFH like Crest View, with its skilled team of caregivers, can provide minimal to maximum assistance with activities of daily living.

Family Involvement

If family members want to be involved but are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of caring for your loved one, an AFH that encourages family involvement in the care process can be the answer. For example, the caring staff at Crest View values collaboration with families and considers them an integral part of the resident’s well-being.


Schedule a Visit to Crest View Adult Family Home

Choosing the right care setting for your loved one is a significant decision, and experiencing Crest View firsthand can provide valuable insights.

We invite you to stop by for a cup of coffee and a tour of our facility. Meet our dedicated team, and witness the warm and nurturing environment we’ve created for our residents.

Contact us today to arrange a personalized tour and discover why Crest View Adult Family Home may be the perfect choice for your loved one’s care.

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