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FAQ

What is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE)?

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) serve persons 60 and older. The facility provides room and board, housekeeping, laundry, supervision, and personal care assistance with activities of daily living such as but not limited to meal preparation, assistance with medication, bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, and walking.

 

This level of care and supervision is for people who are unable to live by themselves but who do not need 24 hour nursing care.

 

RCFE’s are non-medical facilities and are not required to have nurses, certified nursing assistant (CNA) or doctors on staff.

 

Other common terms used to refer to this level of care are assisted living facilities, board and care homes and rest homes that provide personal care and supervision.

 

Is there a difference between a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) from a Skilled Nursing Facility?

A & A Bakersfield Care Home operates as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) with 24 hour care and supervision and provides assistance with the activities of daily living such as but not limited to assistance with medication, meal preparation, bathing, grooming and dressing.

 

Daily on-site medical specialists such as doctors, nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist can be contracted by our client and to have the service rendered at the facility.

 

Do you accept residents with dementia/alzheimers?

Yes. A & A Bakersfield Care Home meets the state requirements for accommodating residents with dementia.
A & A Bakersfield Care Home has a dementia plan and our staff receives training to care residents with these special needs.

What is your staff ratio?

A & A Bakersfield Care Home provides 1 caregiver for every 3 residents. Additional caregivers may be provided depending on the needs of the residents.

What kind of food do you serve?

A & A Bakersfield Care Home provides three nutritionally balanced, home cooked meals daily. Snacks are served in between meal times. We can handle special dietary needs as prescribed by the physician. Sample menu can be viewed and available for residents and family members.

Aside from the monthly fee, are there any additional costs involved?

There is no additional fee for residents needing an incontinence care.

 

Other services and products such as but not limited to incontinence supplies, salon services, nail services, special nutritional supplements such as Glucerna or Ensure that the clients use are provided and paid by the resident or the family.

What mode of payment does the facility accept?

We accept private pay from family members or from their estates.

 

Also, client with long term care insurance will find that it will cover most of the expenses for residential care.

 

How many residents live in the home?

A & A Bakersfield Care Home is licensed for 6 residents.

 

What activities do you provide in the facility?

A & A Bakersfield Care Home has activity programs. The activities are designed to stimulate our residents physically and mentally with indoor and outdoor programs.

 

These include but not limited to games, exercise, movies, music, crafts, outdoor barbeques, holiday and birthday parties.

Do you take residents that requires incontinence care?

We accept private pay from family members or from their estates.
Yes.

Can the prospective resident stay in a 6-bed facility like yours if their condition needs a higher level of care?

Yes, as long as the resident’s condition does not require the services of a licensed medical professional. The activities of daily living can be cared for in a six bed facility.

Can you handle a resident who is mostly awake in the night and sleeps during the day?

We have caregivers to supervise residents who are awake at night.

Do you provide any assistance with medication?

Yes. We provide assistance with self-administered medications. We dispense all meds and reorder as necessary.

Are incontinence supplies such as adult pads, diapers, adult briefs etc. included?

The families pay for all the incontinence supplies used by the resident. We can assist the family and contact the supplier and handle the reordering for you.