Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities share the common goal of providing excellent service, care, and support to their residents. In keeping with this goal, the thorough background check process and extensive training requirements established for staff and administrators—including initial and ongoing education and testing—ensure that they are well-prepared to meet the needs of residents. According to a study commissioned by CALA , California’s well-trained staff members are essential to the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of residents.

Staff Training

This is a summary of staff and administrator training requirements. This information is intended as an overview only; detailed compliance information can be accessed on the Implementation Plans webpage.

Background Checks

Community employees and volunteers (with some exceptions) must have criminal background check clearance prior to working in an RCFE.