|Eureka 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:
RCFE Staff Requirements
- 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
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 Eureka California Assisted Living Facilities
Timber Ridge of Eureka is part of the Western Living
Concepts family of senior living centers and offers its
residents 5 types of apartments to choose from - all with
kitchenettes. All living quarters are private, spacious with independent heating and cooling
thermostats; all bathrooms are large and outfitted with the latest safety equipment. The Timber
Ridge of Eureka services and amenities include 3 daily restaurant-style meals; assistance with
medications, bathing and grooming, and toiletry; scheduled transportation; 24-hour juice and
snack bar; housekeeping services (including heavy linens); complimentary residential laundry
facility; activities room; beauty/barbershop; game lounge; pet-friendly; planned activities;
comprehensive wellness program; and much, much more.
2740 Timber Ridge Lane, Eureka, CA 95503 | (707) 443-3000
The Alder Bay Senior Living Center in Eureka is a member of
the Ridgeline Management network of senior housing facilities.
Alder Bay Senior Living Center offers residents a variety of
floor plan choices including a penthouse studio, 2-bedroom
penthouse; studios; deluxe studios and one-bedroom suites.
Some apartments come with enclosed garages.
Close to the local hospital, doctor's offices and shopping centers, Alder Bay amenities and
services include a full range of activities and life-enrichment programs; 3 delicious and
nutritious meals plus snacks throughout the day; laundry and housekeeping services
(independent living units have laundry hook-ups); assistance with ADL's; and much more.
1355 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 | (707) 444-8000