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Section 1569.2. (Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 383, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1569.2.

As used in this chapter:

(a) “Administrator” means the individual designated by the licensee to act on behalf of the licensee in the overall management of the facility. The licensee, if an individual, and the administrator may be one and the same person.

(b) “Care and supervision” means the facility assumes responsibility for, or provides or promises to provide in the future, ongoing assistance with activities of daily living without which the resident’s physical health, mental health, safety, or welfare would be endangered. Assistance includes assistance with taking medications, money management, or personal care.

(c) “Department” means the State Department of Social Services.

(d) “Director” means the Director of Social Services.

(e) “Health-related services” mean services that shall be directly provided by an appropriate skilled professional, including a registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, physical therapist, or occupational therapist.

(f) “Instrumental activities of daily living” means any of the following: housework, meals, laundry, taking of medication, money management, appropriate transportation, correspondence, telephoning, and related tasks.

(g) “License” means a basic permit to operate a residential care facility for the elderly.

(h) “Personal activities of daily living” means any of the following: dressing, feeding, toileting, bathing, grooming, and mobility and associated tasks.

(i) “Personal care” means assistance with personal activities of daily living, to help provide for and maintain physical and psychosocial comfort.

(j) “Protective supervision” means observing and assisting confused residents, including persons with dementia, to safeguard them against injury.

(k) “Residential care facility for the elderly” means a housing arrangement chosen voluntarily by persons 60 years of age or over, or their authorized representative, where varying levels and intensities of care and supervision, protective supervision, or personal care are provided, based upon their varying needs, as determined in order to be admitted and to remain in the facility. Persons under 60 years of age with compatible needs may be allowed to be admitted or retained in a residential care facility for the elderly as specified in Section 1569.316.

This subdivision shall be operative only until the enactment of legislation implementing the three levels of care in residential care facilities for the elderly pursuant to Section 1569.70.

( l) “Residential care facility for the elderly” means a housing arrangement chosen voluntarily by persons 60 years of age or over, or their authorized representative, where varying levels and intensities of care and supervision, protective supervision, personal care, or health-related services are provided, based upon their varying needs, as determined in order to be admitted and to remain in the facility. Persons under 60 years of age with compatible needs may be allowed to be admitted or retained in a residential care facility for the elderly as specified in Section 1569.316.

This subdivision shall become operative upon the enactment of legislation implementing the three levels of care in residential care facilities for the elderly pursuant to Section 1569.70.

(m) “Sundowning” means a condition in which persons with cognitive impairment experience recurring confusion, disorientation, and increasing levels of agitation that coincide with the onset of late afternoon and early evening.

(n) “Supportive services” means resources available to the resident in the community that help to maintain their functional ability and meet their needs as identified in the individual resident assessment. Supportive services may include any of the following: medical, dental, and other health care services; transportation; recreational and leisure activities; social services; and counseling services.



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