If you're looking for a group home or institution you will find there are many different centers available that help people with different needs. Mental health homes for children, adults, and the elderly are available, as well as centers that help the disabled or need help with recovery from an addiction. Wherever you choose, you will want to ask about how the staff is trained to handle those that are living in the institution. They will all need to have different licenses or certificates so they can help residents. You can look online or in a phone book to find different group homes and call to make an appointment to visit the location. Ask about the programs they have and if there are any new features. Some organizations may be more set up to help with certain behaviors while others will have medical staff on site to help give medications to those with a diagnosis. Different locations will help their residents at different levels. If you're retired and are looking for a safe place to live but are able to do so on your own you will want to find a home that is less restrictive about what you can do. If you need to go to rehab they may not have as many social events in order to help you with your problem and get you healthy. Study the different homes and see how they enforce their rules. Mental health facilities may take both children and adults while others will only house certain age groups.