A Description of Board and Care Facilities, Operators, and Residents. Section 3: Facility Characteristics


Operators in 490 board and care facilities completed two questionnaires about their facilities’ characteristics and policies. These data suggest that there was enormous diversity among places known as board and care homes in size, price, setting, service mix, resident mix, and available services. This chapter presents our findings on these facility characteristics. We also examine whether there were significant differences between licensed and unlicensed facilities and licensed extensively regulated homes and licensed homes in States with limited regulations.

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