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Santa Clara - Sunnyvale - Milpitas 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
Santa Clara - Sunnyvale - Milpitas
California
Assisted Living Facilities
Belmont Village of Sunnyvale is an
Assisted Living Facility located in a prime
Bay Area residential district close to
shopping, health care facilities, restaurants,
places of worship and all the other
attractions and conveniences the South Bay
has to offer. Belmont Village of Sunnyvale 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 feature
easy-use levers; electrical outlets are raised and electric switches are lowered for
easy-operation. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning are individually controlled in each
apartment. Services and amenities include: Weekly Housekeeping; Complimentary
Laundromat; Concierge-Arranged Transportation; Outings, Social Events and Physical
Activities; Chef-Prepared Meals; Fitness Center; Computer Center; and much, much more.
         1039 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087     |     (408) 720-8498
Sunnyside Gardens is a premiere Sunnyvale, California boutique
Assisted Living Facility in operation since 1988.
Sunnyside
Gardens
offers its residents lifestyle/care options which include:
Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Respite (Temporary) Care.
Apartments are private or shared studios with private bathrooms,
emergency call systems and private patios. Services and amenities
include: 3-Daily Restaurant-Style Meals; Comfortable Commons/TV
Room; Beautiful Solarium; Full Beauty/Barbershop; Medication
Management; Bathing and Showering Assistance; Supervised
Transportation; Laundry and Linen Services; and much, much more.
             1025 Carson Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086     |     (408) 730-3070

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