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Palo Alto - Mountain View 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
Palo Alto - Mountain View - Los Altos - Los Altos Hills
California
Assisted Living Facilities
Vi at Palo Alto is a continuing care community in Palo Alto, California,
dedicated to providing its residents with a balanced lifestyle. The
Vi at
Palo Alto
, located near the vibrant San Francisco Bay with its
attractions, world-class medical care, restaurants, and shopping, is a
senior community focused on all aspects of wellness and vitality.
Vi at Palo Alto assisted living services and amenities include Marvelously-Prepared Meals;
24-Hour Staffing of Nurses and other Trained Caregivers; Assistance with all ADL's; Case
Management Services; Medication Reminders and Management; Wellness Programs; Private
Residences (which can be self-furnished); Nurse Call System and Enhanced Security Systems
throughout the Campus; Housekeeping, Laundry and Scheduled Transportation; Fitness Room
and Resident Trainer; Various Therapeutic Services (at an extra charge); and much more.
             620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304     |     (888) 378-9697
Villa Siena is a Mountain View, California Assisted Living Facility in
operation for over 35 years. (Villa Siena also offers its residents an
independent lifestyle option.)
Villa Siena living quarters feature private
and semi-private accommodations. Services and amenities at Villa Siena
include Assistance with all Activities of Daily Living; 24-Hour Licensed
Nursing Care; Housekeeping, Laundry and Linen Services; Three
Nutritious Daily Meals plus Snacks available all day; a Wide Variety of
Activities, Social Events and Outings; Serene Garden Areas and Pleasant
Winding Walkways; and much, much more.
The Villa Siena application process requires a non-refundable $100
application fee.
1855 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040  | (650) 961-6484

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