Unable to Find the Right Caregiver for Your Loved One Living on
Quality caregivers for seniors are hard to come by. To make matters worse, the shortage of caregivers
continues to worsen, and even when you think you’ve found a viable option, your loved one may not
see eye to eye with you on the prospect. If you feel like you’re running out of options, you’re not alone.
This is a common predicament Americans are realizing in great numbers, and like everyone else, there
doesn’t seem to be a solution in sight.
The cost of in-home caregivers is already sky rocketing. Unless you’re able to pay substantially above the
already high rates required to employ the top caregivers in your area, the only solution may be to keep
searching and hope to get lucky. But for most seniors, there comes a time when family and friends can
no longer put in the hours together to make it work, and it’s just not possible to continue searching and
If this sounds like you, there’s no better time to consider the option of residential care facilities for the
elderly (RCFE), sometimes called board and care homes, or residential care homes. According to
ProMatura, a global market research firm, 98% of residents in California’s assisted living and memory
care communities said that staff members in their communities were friendly, and 95% felt comfortable
with the staff and residents in their communities. Additionally, 95% of residentspolled said they felt safe
and secure in their community. This is an extremely positive response that is likely to surprise people
who have no experience with residential care homes. It would seem that these numbers greatly surpass
the satisfaction rates of seniors who live alone at home and have a single caregiver.
Considering that residential care homes are required to be licensed by the California Department of
Social Services (CDSS), and administrators must be state-certified and are thoroughly vetted in order to
operate care facilities