About Residential Care Homes

Residential Care Homes are licensed to provide assistance with the activities of daily life. In the State of Connecticut, individuals in Residential Care Homes receive assistance with activities such as meal preparation (with personal diet considerations), bathing, laundry, and housekeeping. Staff in Residential Care Homes are typically certified to administer medications to residents.

Elderly people often choose to live in Residential Care Homes when they cannot live alone, but do not need the constant medical care provided in nursing homes.  All residents are medically monitored by the on-staff nurse and caregivers. Medical monitoring and supervision includes staff accompaniment to residents’ medical appointments. At Residential Care Homes, at Tidelawn Manor in particular, residents are encouraged to remain as independent as possible.

Tidelawn Manor is distinct from other homes in that it has an extensive recreation program designed to meet different capabilities and interests. Tidelawn staff also spends one-on-one time with residents, so all residents are able to participate in activities that they enjoy. Transportation to and from such activities is provided.

Tidelawn Manor and other Residential Care Homes ultimately strive to provide environments that promote the health, happiness, and well-being of their residents. Residents and their representative may be interested in exploring the Connecticut Association of Residential Care Homes site