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San Leandro - Castro Valley California Assisted Living Facilities
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
The State of California licenses and regulates
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
(RFCE) through the California Department of
Social Services (CDSS); the State of California
defines an RCFE as "24-hour residences that
provide assistance with activities of daily living,
meals, laundry, and dispensing of
medications"
. There are over 8000 RCFE's in
California. RCFE's featuring six beds or less
are often referred to as "Adult Care Homes" or
"Board and Care Homes"; RCFE's with more
than 6 beds are generally referred to as
"Assisted Living Facilities". All are licensed and
governed by the CDSS regardless of size.
RCFE Administrator Requirements

RCFE Administrators in the State of California must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED equivalent - and -
  • Facilities of 7-15 Residents: Also have a year of residential care experience
  • Facilities of 16-49 Residents: Also have completed with a passing grade 15 college or
    continuing education units and have a year of residential care experience
  • Facilities of 50+ Residents: Also have completed with a passing grade 60 college or
    continuing education units and have 3 years of residential care experience, one of those
    years being spent providing direct care to residents
  • ALL RCFE administrators, regardless of facility size, must earn a certification status
    which is attained by first taking a state-approved "Initial Certification Training Program",
    then a written test and also submitting to a criminal background check

RCFE Staff Requirements

The State of California Department of Social Services' regulations regarding RCFE staff
requirements are a little vague, but fundamentally, California RCFE's are required to "employ
staff as necessary to ensure provision of care and supervision to meet client needs".
All RCFE employees who come in direct contact with residents must pass a criminal background
screening. All medical professionals or paraprofessionals must hold a current valid license or
certification applicable to their profession or specialty.
Service providers contracted by RCFE residents are exempt from the criminal background
check requirement. However, RCFE's are permitted to require criminal background checks for
all contracted service providers who come in contact with residents as a matter of policy.
For more information on the State of California RCFE's pertaining to licensing; enforcement
policies; grounds for license revocation; staffing ratio requirements; admission requirements;
record keeping; residents' rights; and much, much more, consult the State of California
Department of Social Services website: dss.cahwnet.gov.

                 
Featured San Leandro - Castro Valley California Assisted Living Facilities
Marymount Villa Retirement Center is an Independent Living
/ Assisted Living / Memory Care facility in San Leandro,
California. In operation since 2004,
Marymount Villa
Retirement Center
is a BBB-accredited assisted living center
with a current "A+" rating. Marymount Villa does not require long
lease agreements or buy-in's; its available living options are
Independent Living; Assisted Living; Memory Care; Respite Care; and Hospice Care. Services
and amenities include 3 Delicious Daily Meals with Unlimited Snacks; Scheduled
Transportation; Weekly Housekeeping including Linen and Laundry Services; Community
Activities and Outings; and much, much more.
        345 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577     |     (510) 895-5007
Pacifica Senior Living of San Leandro is an Alameda County
Assisted Living Facility located in the cozy downtown section of
San Leandro, just below the picturesque Oakland foothills. Part of
the network of Pacifica Senior Living Communities,
Pacifica
Senior Living of San Leandro
offers its residents a broad
range of services and amenities, including Restaurant-Style
Dining; Emergency Call System in Each Room; On-Site Beauty
and Barber Shop; Activity Room; Piano Parlor; Theater and Cafe; Arts and Crafts Room;
Fully-Equipped Apartments with Kitchens and Private Baths; Scheduled Transportation; and
much, much more.
348 West Juana Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577     |     (510) 978-4076

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