What is a Personal Care Home?

Personal Care Homes (PCHs) are residences that provide shelter, meals, supervision, and assistance with personal care tasks, typically for older people, or people with physical, behavioral health, or cognitive disabilities who are unable to care for themselves but do not need a nursing home or medical care. While available services vary and are based on the individual needs of each resident, services provided at a typical PCH include assistance with:

  • eating/ drinking
  • walking/ getting in and out of bed or chair
  • toileting/ bowel and bladder management
  • bathing
  • personal hygiene
  • arranging for and managing health care
  • making/ keeping doctor’s appointments
  • assisting with or administering medications
  • positioning in bed or chair

Prior to the rise of personal care communities, if a senior was unable to care for themselves at home, they went to the dreaded “nursing home.” Under a PCH license, care is limited to general health maintenance and assistance with personal care.


At Hampton House, guests enjoy:

  • a beautifully, renovated home on a quiet street
  • a large covered porch
  • common areas for activities and music
  • a private dining area for residents
  • nutritious, home-cooked meals and snacks prepared in our on-site, full-service kitchen
  • emergency call buttons for residents requiring additional assistance
  • all private rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • medication management
  • laundry for linens and clothes
  • housekeeping service
  • TV room
  • wireless internet
  • in-room cable TV and phone services available
  • physical therapy, occupational therapy, home health, and hospice services are available from outside providers at the request of the resident or family as needed