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A Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) is a non-medical housing facility that caters to elder residents who need assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, grooming, hygiene, taking medications, assistance with walking, toileting and other daily tasks. Such arrangements are usually entered into by the resident, the resident’s guardian, conservator or other responsible person, but before admission such placement must be qualified by a physician as an appropriate placement. This type of housing arrangement is only appropriate when the resident has minimal health care issues. If you are unsure of whether or not such a facility is the right choice for yourself or a family member, contact us and we can help you decide.
The key distinction between nursing homes and RCFEs is that, while residents of RCFEs may be unable to live by themselves, they do not require skilled nursing care. RCFEs are considered to be non-medical facilities, and are not required to have nurses, certified nursing assistants or doctors on staff. Other terms often used to refer to this level of care are: assisted living facilities, Residential Assisted Living, rest homes and that component of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) that provides attentive personal care and supervision. Those who require actual skilled nursing care are generally not permitted for residency at an RCFE.
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt or injured as a result of elder abuse or elder neglect in a residential care facility, you may be entitled to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit under the California Elder Abuse Act. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can assist you.