Residential Care Homes (RCH) are residential facilities that provide accommodation and additional care including the following:

  • 3 meals per day plus snacks
  • 24 hour supervision
  • Supervision of medication
  • Housekeeping

All these facilities are regulated by one or more government agencies. The government subsidized facilities include these types of homes:

  • Community Housing for Opportunity
  • Housing with Support
  • Retirement Homes
  • Long Term Care (Nursing Homes)

Hospitals and the various social agencies assign people to these facilities according to their needs.

Retirement Homes are not subsidized by government but are regulated by the RHRA (Retirement Home Regulatory Authority) and in most cases the owner needs to market the facility to the public and collect rents from the residents.

The smaller facilities are usually “hands on” operations. The larger facilities can be “hands off” as they can support full time managerial and administrative staff.

Owners of Residential Care Homes find the work rewarding, although this is a unique business and is not for everyone.