"assisted living facility" is not exclusive; some interchangeable terms
include "supportive care," "residential care," "homes for the aged," "foster
care," "board and care homes," and "group homes." Each state may use a
different definition to describe these facilities, with no specific
definition a gold standard. In the state of California, assisted living
facilities are defined as 24-hour residences that provide assistance with
activities of daily living, meals, laundry, and dispensing of medications.
, CA has an
estimated population of
approximately 183 Licensed Assisted living Facilities or Care Homes as they
are often called. Both facility types are licensed under the RCFE
designation, meaning Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. Generally Care
Homes are licensed as 6 bed facilities, and Assisted Living facilities are
generally 10 beds plus. Some assisted living facilities may have a capacity
of hundreds of beds. While 6 bed facilities may have 1 plus, (2 or more)
care giver ratio, that ratio may be more or less in larger facilities. Registered
Nurses and Care Advisors of Care Provider USA have personally visited
hundreds of Fresno Assisted Living Facilities and Small 6 Bed Care Homes
located in Fresno and the state of California since 1998.
As RNs, and previous Care
Home owners, we have visited homes in most major cities in California.
Of those homes visited many are categorized as Top Care Homes because they
met or surpassed our Top Care Home evaluation rating scale. Although our
evaluation is based on objective measurable and factual criteria, we have
also met and interviewed the Owners, Administrators, and Care Givers of
hundreds of Care Homes and Assisted Living Centers throughout California. Small 6 bed Care Home prices in Fresno
range from $ 1800 to $3700 a month, depending on level of care.
To receive a free confidential referral to any
homes listed below, give us a call at 559-277-1666.