2 – Residential Care For the Elderly (RCFE) Fact Sheets (English)

Updated Monday, January 29th, 2024

  1. Searching for a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE)(pdf)
  2. Overview of Assisted Living/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (pdf)
  3. Admission Agreements (pdf)
  4. Assessment & Care Planning (pdf)
  5. Evaluation Checklist for RCFEs (pdf)
  6. Dementia Care Checklist (pdf)

Residents Rights

  1. Outline of Residents’ Rights, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (pdf) This Outline summarizes present laws and regulations regarding RCFE Residents’ Rights. It is a source of easy reference for advocates in representing clients and for protecting and promoting rights.
  2. Eviction Protections (pdf)
  3. RCFE Closures: Residents’ Rights and Protections (pdf)
  4. Refunds (pdf)
  5. Theft & Loss (pdf)

How to Advocate for Good Care

  1. Resident Councils (pdf)
  2. Family Councils (pdf)
  3. Filing Complaints (pdf) and RCFE Complaint Form (pdf)
  4. Self-Advocacy Approaches for Residents & Family Members (pdf)

Financial Resources

  1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Residential Care Facilities (pdf)
  2. RCFEs & SSI: Fact or Fiction? (pdf)
  3. Board & Care Medi–Cal Deduction (pdf)
  4. What happens when the money runs out? (pdf)
  5. Rate Increases and New Charges: What’s Permitted? (pdf)