Senior Communities and Training Centers
Services / Assisted Living Communities / CBRF
CBRF (Community based Residential Facility)
A CBRF provides housing for mature adults including a personal apartment (usually a studio apartment,) meals, utilities, laundry, housekeeping, maintenance, and personal assistance with activities of daily living including but not limited to: dressing, medication administration and monitoring, bathing, walking and transferring, incontinence management, etc…
Each community offers different services so it is important when visiting communities to ask for a list of the services provided. Remember to consider what is important now and what may become important during the aging process.
CBRF’s generally care for residents from the time of admission through the end of life. Ask what types of cares a community will not perform and what (if any) types of cares or behaviors would force a move to a more advanced level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility. Change becomes more difficult during the aging process and can negatively impact mental status, physical ability and mood, especially in those with dementia. It is important to make the best CBRF choice the first time and avoid future moves or changes in residency.