Assisted living might be a good choice if you can perform most activities of daily living (like bathing, eating, dressing, and using the bathroom) but you need help with some heavier chores, preparing meals, organizing your medicines, or safety.
In California, assisted living is often called Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE).
1. Large RCFEs offer individual apartments designed with safety features like alert systems, grab bars, ramps, and safety kitchenettes. Most have dining rooms, parking garages, and other shared spaces.
2. Small RCFEs are located in many neighborhoods and look like any family home. They offer a group living situation with shared spaces like living rooms and bathrooms. Bedrooms are individual or shared
Some RCFEs are especially trained in care for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Ask the RCFE about their staff's special training.
3. Adult Residential Facilities serve adults who have mental illness, developmental disabilities, drug or alcohol abuse issues, or another need for adult group living.
Types of services provided
Adult Residential Facilities provide 24-hour-a-day nonmedical care and supervision and assistance with activities of daily living to adults.
or long-term care insurance
. A few participate in Medi-Cal
and some small assisted living homes take SSI/SSP.
Get consumer information
Licensed by the California Department of Social Services/Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD)
Search for local RCFEs (assisted living)
Search for local Adult Residential Facilities
Search for local Group Homes
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