A Compassionate Residential Care Facility for the Elderly

buddha-sqShady Lane Rest Home is a 15 bed care home for the elderly, providing exceptional service and care for ambulatory and non-ambulatory men and women 60 years young and above. We offer the comforts of a home-oriented environment in which our professional and caring staff provides individualized care tailored to the special needs of each and every resident.

Our mission is to ensure each individual’s unique needs are met while providing care and assistance with the activities of daily living in a warm, compassionate, and caring environment.

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE)

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly are non–medical facilities that provide room, meals, housekeeping, supervision, storage and distribution of medication, and personal care assistance with basic activities like hygiene, dressing, eating, bathing and transferring. RCFEs serve persons 60 years of age and older.

RCFEs are sometimes called “Assisted Living” (e.g., 16 or more beds) or “Board and Care” (e.g., 4 to 15 beds). In either case, RCFEs are for people who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) but want to continue living as independently as possible. Assisted living facilities provide a level of assistance between independent living and nursing homes. Typically, residents in assisted living facilities are not able to live by themselves but do not require constant care. Assisted living facilities help with ADLs such as eating, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, and assistance with medications. They also provide another important thing, companionship, both with other residents and with compassionate caregivers, to individuals who might otherwise be isolated.

They are considered non-medical facilities and are not required to have nurses, certified nursing assistants or doctors on staff. Some facilities do have centers for medical care. The care offered, however, may be not as intensive or available to residents as the care of a nursing home. Assisted living is not an alternative to a nursing home, but an intermediate level of long-term care appropriate for many seniors.

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly must meet care and safety standards set by the State of California and are licensed and inspected by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (CCL).

Dementia is a special consideration. Some facilities offer special services to persons with dementia if they meet certain licensing requirements. Make sure that the facility has experience in providing dementia care and meets all of the state licensing standards to provide dementia care.