Communication and Dementia Tips

Dementia is a chronic disorder of the mental processes marked by a decline in memory, leading to difficulty in conversing. When a loved one, friend, or resident has Alzheimer’s disease or any other type of dementia, it can be heartbreaking to see minor forgetfulness turn into severe impairment. Sadly, dementia does transform people into a…

What Residents Look For In An RCFE

Draw Residents By Checking Off Their Wish Lists You know that your residential care facility is a great place to live, but you need to show potential residents that. To help facility owners draw residents to their RCFE, here is a guide to what residents look for in an RCFE. Resident Happiness: The first thing most…

Why Commercial Coverage Matters For RCFEs

How Your Commercial Insurance Will Protect Your RCFE If you are running a smaller residential care facility for the elderly, you might assume that a standard homeowners insurance policy will offer you and your residents enough coverage. In fact, though, that policy will not just fall short of meeting your needs; it will not meet…

Your Deadline Is Coming Up!

Will You Be Compliant By July 1st? As of July 1st, 2015, all residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) need to be carrying liability insurance. Why? Because California recently passed Assembly Bill 1523, which mandates that all RCFE owners have at least $1 million per occurrence and $3 million in the annual aggregate of…

Is AB 1523 Too Costly?

Understanding How This Law Affects RCFEs As you likely know at this point, Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1523, which mandates that all Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) in California must carry liability insurance. There has been some concern, particularly among smaller RCFEs, that the cost of carrying this type of coverage…