Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly/Assisted Living Facilities List


The information in this list comes from the facility’s response to a questionnaire.  The information from those facilities listed in bold is most current coming from an October 2011 survey.

It is always important for you to clarify services, etc. provided, since some facilities are listed without complete information and profiles of residents they are currently accepting can change.  If you find information not correct in our listing please let the facility know to contact us with any corrections or additional information.

DEMENTIA:  is defined in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Div. 6 Chapter 8 as: a deterioration of intellectual function and cognitive skills, leading to a decline in one’s ability to perform activates of daily living.  Facilities vary in their willingness to the different levels of dementia

A residential care facility for the elderly/assisted living facility can only provide care for residents with dementia if it meets the personnel training and fire clearance and plan of operations requirement set forth by Title 22 regulations and the Health and Safety Code.

HOSPICE:   YES means the facility has a waiver from licensing to take residents on Hospice.      

WHEELCHAIR:   YES means that the facility is allowed to take non-ambulatory residents though not necessarily wheelchair dependent. A non-ambulatory person is defined as one who is not capable of demonstrating either the physical or mental competence to leave a building without assistance of any other person or without the use of any mechanical aid in case of an emergency.  

In order for a facility to be able to care for residents who are non-ambulatory, the facility has to meet the fire clearance requirements set forth by the State Fire Marshall to ensure the safety of non-ambulatory residents in case of emergency. Title 22, Div. 6, Chap. 8, Art 1-2, Section 87220


(Compiled by the Sonoma County Ombudsman Program)