What Is Residential Assisted Care?

Residential care in the State of California refers to the board and care of seniors in single family group home facilities that meet the strict requirements of the official state licensing regulations. All such care is conducted in residential neighborhoods or in home settings. The need for professional care for our growing population of seniors has resulted in the development of larger group facilities in recent years. But Rudy and Norma Demonteverde, the founders of Casa Rhoda, have always believed that the most compassionate and personal care is delivered in a traditional home and family environment.

The State of California licenses several levels of residential care for seniors. Casa Rhoda is a licensed Assited Living RCFE (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly).

Licensed Levels of Residential Care

RCFE licenses in California are issued for the following types of care:

  • Independent Senior Living
  • Respite Care
  • Assisted-living
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Intermediate
  • Skilled
  • Hospice and End of Life Care


Casa Rhoda is an RCFE Assisted-Living Provider

Each Casa Rhoda home is a licensed RCFE assisted-living provider for up to six seniors only. A member of the Demonteverde family lives at each home. With the help from extended family members and the staff of experienced caregivers, residents are provided highly personalized care to skillfully meet their individual needs. The small setting of a family home can be very conducive to maintaining the dignity of memory-impaired seniors who often need skillful personalized redirection tailored to support their highest sense of well-being. The Demonteverde family believes that most effective relationship between caregiver and resident is best achieved in a small home environment.

Casa Rhoda has sufficient staffing, a high ratio of caregivers to residents — the ideal setting for maintaining stable and nurturing routines, secure and safe assistance day and night.  Casa Rhoda is able to provide personalized care for each individual person living at the facility.

Requirements for Incoming Residents

Casa Rhoda is regulated by the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing, governed by the State of California. Community Care Licensing regulates rules for all licensed RCFEs. It determines who is eligible for care at Casa Rhoda. This licensing requirement means that new residents must be able to perform at least one of the following ADL’s (activities of daily living):

  • Dressing
  • Hygiene/Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Continence/Toileting
  • Eating Proper Meals/Appropriate Nutrition
  • Walking/Mobility/Transfers
  • Coordinating Appointments to the Doctor
  • Participate in Outdoor Activities
  • Keep Personal Appointments and Commitments

Casa Rhoda Cares for Residents with a Wide Range of Needs

Casa Rhoda can accept residents with a wide degree of medical and physical needs. A Physician’s Report and Pre-placement Appraisal will establish the level of assistance that a new resident will require and if they are eligible for care at Casa Rhoda.

Special Waivers and Special Needs Services

Depending on the degree of medical and physical conditions, waivers can be granted to seniors who wish to become new residents at Casa Rhoda. Family member and head director/administrator, Rhoda Demonteverde, is a California State licensed nurse and has excellent rapport with local doctors, health agencies and providers. If a special medical need must be addressed for your loved one, Rhoda will carefully guide the prospective resident and family through the process of seeking a waiver and making certain that all the health and well-being needs of the new resident are met.