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Senior Residential Care Facility (RCF)
Eugene - Springfield, Oregon

Senior Residential Care Facility - Eugene, Oregon

A Senior Residential Care Facility is a community of up to 15 residents; some RCFs are composed of a few houses, with 12-15 residents in each (referred to as communities or neighborhoods).  Senior Residential Care Facilities offer private or semi-private rooms and shared bathrooms, cleaning services, and laundry.  Senior Residential Care Facilities offer an RN on site and 24/7 caregivers who provide personal care (ADL), medication administration, daily meals, and social activities.

Senior Residential Care Facilities typically provide the following:

  • Smaller facility with 12-15 residents (may have a few houses each with 12-15 residents)
  • 24/7 caregivers through three shifts, including nighttime. Most facilities have one to two caregivers during day shifts and one caregiver at night
  • Medication administration
  • Private and semi private rooms, shared bathrooms
  • Three meals per day
  • Housekeeping provided
  • Social activities offered
  • Nurse on site during the day and on call 24/7
  • Price is based on type of room and level of care
  • Some take only private pay and some take private pay and Medicaid. However, since they take only a limited number of Medicaid residents, in a good facility, there is always a waiting list.
  • Caregiver/residents ratio 1:8-15
  • Most RCFs have at least one house that is designated for people with advanced dementia/Alzheimer’s (see Memory Care)

Senior Residential Care Facilities are appropriate for a person who:

  • Has declined in physical and/or cognitive status
  • Needs help with dressing, bathing, toileting, and medication administration
  • Has mild dementia without behavior problems
  • Uses a walker or a wheelchair, including power chair or hoyer lift
  • Needs night-time care
  • Enjoys social activities

Senior Residential Care Facilities are not appropriate for a person with:

  • Dementia and behavior problems
  • Poor safety awareness or a history of falls
  • Risk of wandering