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Redwood City - San Carlos 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.

                 
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Redwood City - San Carlos - East Palo Alto - Menlo Park
California
Assisted Living Facilities
Hopkins Manor is a Redwood City, California Assisted Living
Facility in operation under the same management since 1983.
Hopkins Manor is a unique, 3-story, 49 living unit Victorian
structure offering its residents private, semi-private, ambulatory
and non-ambulatory rooms. Near Redwood City's historic downtown district and in the center of
the city's professional and medical district,
Hopkins Manor services and amenities include:
Long or Short-Term Care; Activities facilitated by Full-Time Activity Directors; Beauty Salon
and Barbershop; Transportation Arrangements; Medication Supervision and Assistance with
Personal Care; 3 Daily Meals and Snacks; and much, much more.
        
1235 Hopkins Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062     |     (650) 562-0555
Casa Sandoval of the Peninsula is an Assisted Living Facility
centrally-located in downtown Menlo Park, California.
Casa
Sandoval of the Peninsula
(formerly Glenwood Inn) features 100
living units with studio, alcove, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom floor
plans. Casa Sandoval of the Peninsula, in operation since 1998, is
an accredited BBB member with a current rating of "A+". Amenities
and services include: 4 Levels of Care; Transportation; Free Cable TV; Housekeeping and
Laundry Services; Outings, Social and Educational Activities; Impressive Dining Facility, and
much, much more.
         555 Glenwood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025     |     (650) 322-5550

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