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How does an RFCE different from an assisted living facility?

From a licensing standpoint, there is no difference. In some states facilities describing themselves as assisted living and offering personal care and supervision are licensed as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly.

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly are dominated by smaller (i.e., 6 to 15 beds), locally owned facilities with shared rooms. "Assisted Living" is used to describe a philosophy of care (e.g., freedom to choose among service plans and "aging-in-place") and as a marketing slogan. Assisted Living Facilities usually offer private apartments in larger, corporately owned facilities (e.g., 75 to 100 plus beds) with different fee options depending on the level of care needs.


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