What Is an RCFE Administrator?

As you know, RCFE stands for Residential Care Facility for the Elderly. Thus, it stands to reason that an RCFE Administrator is someone who runs such a facility. Yes, in a nutshell, that’s right, but there is more to it than that. For starters, an RCFE Administrator must be onsite at the board and care facility to oversee both the care and management of the facility.

In California, each licensed residential care facility will assign an individual to manage the location. That individual must be certified by the state and is liable for signing off on the required paperwork. It’s a serious job. It requires experience and education.

Companies with multiple locations or larger board and care facilities will have RCFE Assistant Administrators as well. Today in CA they make upwards of $75,000 per year plus benefits. Executive Directors of facilities will often make over $100,000 per year.


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