Yes, they have access to food and shelter but I just learned from experience of looking out for an elderly person that she was being given medicine but the staff was not making sure she was taking it. I was not only concerned for her safety but the rest of the residents in the facility as they could have easily gotten the medicine. She wanted me to look for something in her night stand and I found several tablets of her medicine there. I let the staff know and they were unaware that this was occurring. I also let the ombudsman know and the corporate office know. I am so glad that I was able to keep my mom at home.