Boarding Home Law and Legal Definition

Boarding homes are facilities that provide housing and basic services to, and assume general responsibility for the safety and well-being of, individual residents. This includes providing housekeeping services, meals, nutritious snacks, laundry, and activities; coordinating and arranging for health care services; providing emergency assistance; responding appropriately when there are observable or reported changes in the resident's physical, mental, or emotional functioning; and providing medicating assistance as permitted by law.

In juvenile law, boarding home means a privately owned and operated home for the boarding and lodging of individuals which is approved by the Department of Juvenile Justice or the cabinet for the placement of children committed to the department or the cabinet for Health and Family Services. [KRS § 600.020].