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Gold Country 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 Gold Country California Assisted Living Facilities

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Roseberry Home Care is a licensed RCFE in
Roseville, California. Operating for over 15 years,
Roseberry Home Care provides its residents a safe,
secured, gated campus festooned with grape vines, fruit
trees, flowers and lots of room to walk among the clusters of mature oak and redwood trees
growing throughout the grounds. Roseberry Home Care services and amenities include private
and semi-private rooms; three daily home-cooked meals; general-use hygiene items; laundry
and room-cleaning services; scheduled transportation to appointments; and much, much more.
                  
128 Berry Street, Roseville, CA 95678     |     (916) 847-5545
The Palms Assisted Living (and Memory Care)
Community is a licensed Roseville, California RCFE.
Surrounded by lush groves of trees and (of course)
palms,
The Palms Assisted Living offers its residents a
beautiful campus setting with a wonderfully landscaped
courtyard featuring a comfortable gazebo for relaxation
and socializing. Basic services and amenities include: mealtime reminders; escort assistance to
and from meals and activities; medication reminders and med-management; 3 daily deliciously
prepared meals and snacks available throughout the day; incontinence care; and much, much
more. (Tailored personal care programs can be arranged for additional fees.)
                     
100 Sterling Court, Roseville, CA 95661     |     (916) 786-7200