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Redding California Assisted Living Facilities
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

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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.

                 

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Featured California Assisted Living Facilities

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Located near Caldwell Park and the serene flow of the Sacramento
River,
Oakdale Heights is an ideal Redding, California assisted
living facility. A member of the Northstar network of senior living
facilities,
Oakdale Heights offers a range of services and
amenities which include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom
floor plans (patio and balcony apartments are available);
restaurant style meals; daily activity programs and outings;
scheduled transportation; pet-friendly; wood working shop; beauty
salon and barbershop; snacks and special dietary accommodation;
library and activity room; rose garden and walking path;
housekeeping and full laundry service; and much more.
             101 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003     |     (530) 722-6200
       Lavender Hills Assisted Living in Redding offers its
residents the utmost in comfort and safety in an environment that
is fun to live in. Owners Mark and Janet Coulter have made
Lavender Hills Assisted Living one of the best assisted living
facilities in Northern California for not only the residents,  
but for the staff as well - they were nominated as "The Best Company to Work for in Shasta
County" in 2009. Services and amenities include three nutritious home-cooked meals daily;
snacks and beverages throughout the day; weekly personal laundry service (towels and linens
included); scheduled transportation; daily exercise and fitness class; 24-hour call and
emergency response system (with wireless personal pendants); 24-hour trained awake staff;
haircut and set weekly in the on-site salon; meal escort; bed making and turn down service;
assistance with personal grooming and hygiene; and much, much more.
         1720 & 1750 Collyer Drive, Redding, CA 96003     |     (530) 241-5121