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San Jose - Cupertino - Campbell 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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San Jose - Cupertino - Campbell - Saratoga - Los Gatos - Monte Sereno
California
Assisted Living Facilities
Belmont Village of San Jose is an
Assisted Living Facility located across the
street from the famed Winchester Mystery
House and next door to the elegant Santana
Row Shopping and Entertainment complex;
nearby are health care facilities, restaurants
places of worship and all the other conveniences and attractions the South Bay has to offer.
Belmont Village of San Jose's Mission Style structure is surrounded by safe and secure
outdoor areas reserved for peaceful strolls around the grounds; residents can choose
between available 2-bedroom, 1-bedroom and studio floor plans; each unit has its own
kitchenette with an under-counter refrigerator, microwave, cabinets and sink. Private
bathrooms are outfitted with an easy-access shower, 24-hour night light and grab bars. All
doors and faucets have easy-use levers; electrical outlets are raised and electric switches are
lowered for easy access. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning are individually controlled in
each apartment. Services and amenities include: Weekly Housekeeping; Free Laundromat;
Concierge-Arranged Transportation; Social Events, Outings and Physical Activities;
Chef-Prepared Meals; Computer Center; Fitness Center; and much, much more.
          500 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128     |     (408) 984-4767
Atria Willow Glen, part of the fine network of Atria Senior Living
Communities, is situated in the wonderful Willow Glen district of San
Jose, with lushly-landscaped courtyards featuring koi ponds and
quiet walkways. Close to shopping, banks, medical facilities and
restaurants,
Atria Willow Glen offers a wide variety of programs and
activities - from Theater and Choir to Aquatic Fitness and Tai Chi.
Services and amenities include 24-Hour Trained Staff; Choice of
Apartments (each with an emergency call system); Full-Time Activities and Events Director;
Assistance with ADL's; Daily Restaurant-Style Meals and Anytime Cafe; Scheduled Local
Transportation; and much, much more.
              1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125     |     (408) 266-1660

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