FAQ

What is a RCFC?

Residential Care facilities operate under the supervision of Community Care Licensing, a sub agency of the California Dept. of Social Services. In California in the early 1970’s the residential care system was established to provide non institutional home based services to dependent care groups such as the elderly, developmentally disabled, mentally disordered and child care centers under the supervision of the Department of Public Social Services. At that time homes for the elderly were known as Board and Care Homes and the name still persists as a common term to describe a licensed residential care home.

In the vernacular of the State, these homes are also known as RCFE’s (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly).

Residential care facilities are not allowed to provide skilled nursing services, such as give injections or maintain catheters and do colostomy care (unless there is a credentialed RN or LVN individual working in the home), but they can provide assistance with all daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, urinary or bowel incontinence care. Most elderly people find that their needs fall beneath having to access skilled nursing services and therefore don’t need to be housed in a nursing home. The small residential care home, licensed for 2 to 6 people provides a safe, comfortable and dignified environment for those who need help intermittently throughout the day and night.

Residential Care and the Alzheimer’s Patients

For those elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of dementia the small residential care facility can be an ideal care setting. There are few people to care for in the residence and the staff to client ratio is small. There is close supervision and support for the Alzheimer’s patients which can lower anxiety and stress of family members. The only negative is that small facilities very often have limited activities, which for some Alzheimer’s patients can be a detriment to their well-being if they are active or very restless. Some residential care facilities utilize community resources such social day care programs for their residents, which addresses the need for stimulating activity, both mental and physical.

Costs of Residential Care

Residential care is very cost effective as well, on the average about half the cost of nursing home care. The cost of residential care for an elderly person can range from $1500 to $4,500 a month, depending on the care needs, the quality of the accommodations and the location of the facility. The average cost in a six bed home is $2,500 a month for a shared bedroom and $4,500 a month for a private bedroom. Most residential care homes have private rooms available for their residents as well as shared rooms. Very few of the smaller homes will accept someone on SSI unless the family can supplement the SSI rate, usually by a few hundred dollars a month. Some larger facilities will still accept someone on SSI who needs minimal personal care services. In a residential care setting an elderly person still has the ability to carry on as normal a life as they wish or are able. They can go shopping, have friends and family visit whenever they want, go for walks, dine out, etc. Residential care can be a very dignified and cost effective way of dealing with not being able to live independently. Most families if given the choice will choose residential care over nursing home care for these reasons.

If you have been in search of the best residential care for the elderly (RCFE), A Caring Heart Residence facilities will certainly not disappoint you. A Caring Heart Residence for seniors aims at providing the best residential care for the elderly.

Our home care for the elderly is located in Chula Vista a suburb of San Diego, California. We take pride in being rated as one of the best residential care facilities for the elderly. We strive hard to providing your elders with outstanding care and attention that will help them lead a happy life without having to depend on you for accomplishing their day-to-day activities.

When you are in search of a residential care for the elderly in San Diego, you will surely want the facility to provide your elders with the best care possible. You will also want the facility to treat them with dignity and thirdly, you will want the facility to be safe. We have kept all these factors in mind while building our residential home care services and that is why most people instantly like our facility and our services. We never hold back anything when it comes to offering the best residential care is concerned. You can therefore count on us and we guarantee 100% satisfaction.

A Caring Heart Residence offers customized services to our clients because we understand very clearly that no two clients that opt for our residential care services come with the same requirements. We always tailor our solutions to suit individual needs and demands. Your loved ones will get the best support that they need.

We maintain very high hygiene standards in our facility. We are well staffed to ensure that our clients feel both comfortable and safe living in our facility. We also take care of their personal daily activities as and when required on case-by-case basis. Our clients also get the required medical attention as per the plan chosen.

A Caring Heart Residence offers very dependable residential home care solutions in San Diego. You will certainly be impressed with our services and with the standard of our facilities that we provide your loved ones.

We have different plans to suit your needs and your budget. We serve your loved ones with hygienically cooked meals and if they have special dietary requirements, we will be able to cater to specific dietary requirements too; you will find our services very flexible.

Our residential facility provides spacious accommodation and the privacy your elderly loved ones need.

For those who require regular visits to the doctor, dependable transportation is available on prior arrangement. Resident safety and comfort is our priority. We have thought through every requirement of the elderly and we have them covered in the best way possible. You will therefore not have to worry when you are sending in your loved ones to our facility. You can be assured that your loved one will get personal attention and care that they need.

Facility Number: 374603888