Congregate Care Facility

A congregate care facility is typically for residents 55 years of age or older, where limited or no assistance with daily living activities is needed and a state issued license is not required. With senior housing booming, novice and experienced operators alike are on the hunt for quality investments. Assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and independent living facilities are among the most popular choices for senior housing operators and investors. Congregate care facilities are the type of senior housing that should be considered if the operator or investor is looking for less government oversight and minimal staffing requirements

Though it is often overlooked and underestimated, the congregate care facility continues to play an active part of the senior housing spectrum and even competes with assisted living facilities in most states.

The Difference Between Congregate Care
and Assisted Living

In terms of provided care, congregate care facilities are a housing plan between age-restricted independent living and assisted living facilities. The main difference between congregate care and assisted living is that congregate care homes do not offer assistance with daily living activity services.

On a side note: If you want to learn the difference between independent living and assisted living, click here.

Each individual congregate care facility can design its service menu to cater to its senior community. Services typically can include:

  • Transportation
  • Leisure activities
  • Meal services
  • Housekeeping
  • In-home health care

In addition to the above, Assisted Care typically includes:

  • Incontinence care
  • Assistance with Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management

Assisted living facilities obtain their licenses from state agencies to provide its seniors with assisted care in house. Congregate care facilities may offer these services through outside vendors such as in-home healthcare agencies.

Congregate Care Facilities Have a High Census

Though some congregate care facilities have integrated themselves into assisted living facilities, there is still a need for this type of housing. Congregate care facilities are the perfect choice for seniors who do not yet need a great deal of daily assistance. Many seniors have commented that they like to surround themselves with active, healthier people such as themselves. They know that they will be in a wheelchair someday, but prefer to not to be reminded of it on a daily basis.

These seniors value their independence and social abilities, retain full control of their lives and desire a housing option that simplifies their daily living. Most seniors choose congregate care in order to downsize their living spaces and minimize or eliminate home chores such as mowing the lawn, taking out the trash or cleaning their home.

The JCH Group and Your Congregate Care Facility

The senior housing brokerage you choose should work to get the best deal for you. Whether you are a veteran operator or a first-time investor, when you decide to buy a congregate care facility for sale or list your congregate care or assisted living home for sale, The JCH Group guides you to success.

Our experts at The JCH Group have sold hundreds of congregate care facilities as well as assisted living facilities, independent living facilities and other healthcare properties.

By integrating your personal goals with the advantages of the current marketplace climate, the team at The JCH Group uses its combined experience and expertise to build and achieve the perfect deal.

For your complimentary business valuation or for more information on The JCH Group senior housing brokerage team, contact us today.

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