A Description of Board and Care Facilities, Operators, and Residents. 3.4 Social Environment of Facility


In considering the “social environment” of the home, indicators such as operators eating with the staff or family living and/or working in the home were thought to represent more “homelike” and less institutional facilities. Although licensed home operators in a limited regulatory environment were more likely to report always eating with residents, family were more likely to always eat and live in licensed homes in the more extensively regulated States. These homes were usually a family business, although not necessarily a family home. Overall, operators and/or their families lived in almost two-thirds of the facilities (see Table A-12).

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