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Your Help is Greatly Needed: Sonoma/Napa Fires DSS Emergency Resident Placements

Sign Up for DSS Emergency Resident Placement!

With DSS inundated with emergency resident placements — if you have availability — 6Beds requests that you provide your facility availability and contact information by clicking on the link below:

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP for DSS EMERGENCY RESIDENT PLACEMENT

or by contacting the following 6Beds leaders:

  • Dorie Paniza
    6Beds NorCal President
    MOBILE: (650) 799-5722
    EMAIL: dodorie2000@yahoo.com
  • Angie Marinda
    6Beds Executive Secretary
    MOBILE: (650) 219-2421
    EMAIL: ang3816.am@gmail.com

We will forward your information directly to DSS personnel who will then contact you.

With thousands more displaced by the Sonoma and Napa fires, affected residents are in dire need of shelters.

DSS has reached out to 6Beds in search of facilities that are able to shelter affected residents. DSS is also willing to grant provisional licenses.

As care home owners, we are in a unique position to provide meaningful help to those affected by these devastating fires. Let us show DSS and all of California the importance and significance of our collective services and contributions to our communities in this moment of calamity.

Events, Wage and Hour

Nov 14 – Joint DOL, DLSE & Littler Labor Compliance Seminar for ARFs & RCFEs

20171114 6Beds Labor Compliance Seminar

Representatives from the Department of Labor (DOL), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and Littler Law Firm will unpack the labor laws you need to comply with and how do it legally.

Have your pressing questions answered directly by federal and state labor field representatives along with attorneys from Littler, author of the number one compliance guide for residential care homes, The Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities (The Guide).

This is a must-attend seminar for many of us struggling to understand and legally comply with the complex labor laws, especially those that pertain to live-ins.

This seminar will focus solely on labor compliance.

For those who attended last August’s conference, this seminar will build upon what you have already learned. You will learn how to comply with the complex federal and state labor laws as they pertain to residential care homes, with emphasis on how to legally classify your employees as live-ins.

This seminar is also a refresher and update for some who are already familiar with labor compliance. For those who have The Guide and do not fully comprehend its tenets or are unsure of how to implement them, Littler attorneys will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Additional speakers from Perlas Insurance and biometric time and attendance will cover worker compensation and biometric time sheets, respectively—key components of labor compliance.

A question and answer panel comprised of all the guest speakers will help give you cross-agency answers to all your pertinent questions, arming you with the tools you need to stay compliant.

A complimentary catered lunch will be provided so that we can all stay onsite and get the most out of the conference. 

This day will go fast! Make sure to bring your colleagues and your questions.


DATE: November 14, 2017
TIME: 8 AM – 4 PM
LOCATION: Brea Community Center
695 Madison Way
Brea, CA 92821 (SoCal)


Click to RESERVE SEATS

Advocacy, Events

6Beds Packs a Full House! (see pix and vids)

by Ferdinand Ebio
2017 AR and RCFE ConferenceLines started forming early Friday morning, August 18, 2017, for 6Beds’ third annual ARF and RCFE Conference in Buena Park. As anticipated, we had a full house of over 300 participants before 9 AM!

More chairs were brought out to accommodate all the latecomers. The event was standing room only!

With speakers from DSS, DOL, Orange County Regional Center (OCRC) and Littler Law Firm, operators were briefed with the latest in residential care regulations and labor compliance (eg changes in civil penalties, admissions agreement, live-in caregiver requirements, etc) in addition to the strides 6Beds has made with its very first sponsored bill, AB 1437, and its various regulations advocacy work with DSS. Watch the video clips below for all the details.

George Kutnerian
6Beds Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation
Kutnerian provides update on AB 1437, various Admission Agreement regulations that 6Beds fought to keep that DSS proposed to change, and various legislations and regulations that 6Beds is currently tackling pertinent to the well being of residential care homes.

Claire Matsushita
Assistant Program Administrator, DSS
(Members Only Access) Matsushita talks about AB 2231 updates pertaining to civil penalties,
upcoming new role and regulations pertaining to temporary managers to help failing facilities and new changes to the admission agreement.
Claire Matsushita

Benita Gates
Regional Manager, El Segundo Regional Center
(Members Only Access) Gates talks about reporting requirements pertaining to the emergency notification requirement and its various new nuances. She also talked about notice of extreme heat in California.
Benita Gaes

Jack Stanton
Manager of Consumer and Community Relations, OCRC
(Members Only Access) Stanton provides an overview of new policy updates to the regional centers regarding the new 4-bed model and its relation to the recent rates increases.
Jack Stanton

Min-Park Chung
Investigator, DOL Wage and Hour Division
(Members Only Access) Chung provides valuable insights to what a labor investigator looks for during a facility visit and how to ensure that facility owners remain compliant with labor laws pertinent to care homes.
(DOL) Min-Park Chung

Attendees were able to get cross-agency answers to key questions from a panel of speakers represented by the aforementioned agencies and organizations above. Watch the panel videos below.

Q and A Panel (Part 1)
(Members Only Access) DSS, DOL, OCRC and Littler Law Firm guest speakers answer many pertinent questions from facility operators ranging from employment issues to residential care regulations.
Q and A Panel 1

Q and A Panel (Part 2)
(Members Only Access) DSS, DOL, OCRC and Littler Law Firm guest speakers answer many pertinent questions from facility operators ranging from employment issues to residential care regulations.
Q and A Panel - 2

We sincerely thank our guest speakers above and their respective organizations for their insightful contributions to our conference.

This event was also an opportunity for many to receive a promotional discount or payment plan to purchase the must-have Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities (The Guide). Though many have purchased The Guide, it remains misunderstood, undervalued and overlooked by many operators. The Guide contains all the pertinent employment agreements necessary to classify your employees as live-ins, relievers or 24-hour workersso as to legally exempt payment of sleep time and off duty hours. Watch the introductory video clip below presented by Littler attorneys to learn more.

Introduction to the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities
by Littler Attorneys, Ashley Brick and Sarah Ross

(Click here to learn more about The Guide.)

To that effect, 6Beds is hosting a labor compliance seminar this coming November 14, 2017, in Southern California. Click here to RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

During last month’s conference, participants were also able to connect with our event sponsor vendors who offered promotional products and services. We thank the various vendors who sponsored this very successful event:

  • Alta Hospitals
  • Alzheimer’s Orange County
  • Austin Drugs
  • Clear Choice Senior Services
  • Fobi Pharmacy
  • Gerinet Hospice
  • KCK
  • Mountain View
  • Perlas Insurance
  • Ramloquoi Foundation
  • Sea Crest Hospice
  • Sierra Professional  Insurance Services
  • Sun Solar
  • Vitas Hospice

We especially thank Sierra Professional Insurance Services and Fobi Pharmacy for providing the free CEU classes.

A great many thanks and accolades go to Ines Otbo, Delia Pardo, Ron Simpson, Olivia Deanda and their countless volunteer helpers who marshaled a very well executed conference day and awards night gala the following evening.

Click to view event photos below.

Click to see 2017 ARF & RCFE Conference Pics


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Dozens of ARF and RCFE Providers Honored at Red Carpet Gala! (see pix and vids)

by Ferdinand Ebio
On August 19, 2017, 6Beds celebrated its third year anniversary with an evening of awards, honors and festivities at Long Beach Marriott in Southern California. The red-letter event highlighted both 6Beds’ advances for the residential care industry and honored eight ARF and thirty-three RCFE providers for their decades of dedicated service to the elderly, adults with developmental disabilities and the mentally ill.

2017 ARF & RCFE Awards Gala

These awards and recognitions are long overdue and well deserved. They shine a light on the important work that we do as residential care providers, as well as apprise politicians and lawmakers of our vital contributions within our communities. See photos and video clips below.

Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), principal co-author of 6Beds’ first-ever sponsored bill, AB 1437, was the evening’s guest speaker and award presenter. Fellow co-author of AB1437, Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), was not able to attend due to an unforeseen circumstance.

Until 6Beds, there was no definitive and effective representative of the economic and political interests of residential care home owners at the State Capitol. Today however, according to Senator Weiner, …it’s terrific that you (care home owners) now have a very, very effective voice and presence in Sacramento. It just makes a world of difference when there are people we as legislators can work with, pick up the phone and call or meet with and ask questions…And you have that (with 6Beds) and is incredibly valuable.

6Beds’ lobbyist, Roxanne Gould, also spoke and echoed Senator Weiner’s sentiments. Three years ago you didn’t have a voice in Legislature. Three years ago, there were a myriad of horrible bills that were going to specifically hurt this particular segment…, said Gould. She went on to say, It is really monumental that in our third year, we are introducing legislation and passing it through…We are going to get stronger, we are going to get represented…even more as we go forward, which can’t be done without all of you…

George Kutnerian, 6Beds Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Legislation, gave an update on AB1437 and emphasized the importance of 6Beds’ growing rapport and relationships with lawmakers such as Senator Weiner, Assemblymember Patterson, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) and many others, without whose support and understanding of our industry we could not have authored AB1437. As you may know, you can sponsor a bill, but without an author then you don’t have a bill, said Kutnerian. He further stated that in addition to legislation reforms, 6Beds also monitors and challenges proposed regulation updates that may be harmful to our industry, such as the reduction of the long-standing 30-day resident notice to 5 days, that is in the admission agreements, under Title 22. According to Kutnerian, 6Beds argued and won to keep the 30-day notice. A significant victory for us all.

Congratulatory Letters
Below are anniversary congratulatory letters from various State legislators who support 6Beds.

Download Congratulatory Letters


2017 ARF and RCFE Awardees



~ Over 40 Years of Dedicated Service Award ~
Awards presented by Senator Scott Wiener and Attorney Roberta Mendonca with 6Beds Board of Directors, Cyndy Minnery, Ron Simpson and George Kutnerian

~ ARF DD & MI ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities

  • Shelly Harvey and Irsa Harvey (42 years)

~ RCFE ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to the frail elderly

  • Rich de Leon (43years)
    Rich de Leon

~ Over 30 Years of Dedicated Service Award ~

~ ARF DD & MI ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities and Adults with Mental Illness

  • Dellie & Archie Punla (DD,33 years / MI, 31 years)
    Dellie & Archie Punla

In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities

  • Emily & Fort Marquez
    Emily & Fort Marquez
  • Greg & Diana Hernandez
    Greg & Diana Hernandez
  • George G. Monroy (34 years)
  • Susan Ashling (39 years)

~ RCFE ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to the frail elderly

  • Shala Azadgan (30 years)
    Shala Azadgan
  • Flor Pedrosa (36 years)
    Flor Pedrosa
  • Oscar & GG Ramasar (36 years)
    Oscar & GG Ramasar
  • Bridget Fisk (37 years)
  • Elizabeth Jimenez (37 years)
    Elizabeth Jimenez
  • Concepcion Jimenez (38 years)
    Concepcion Jimenez
  • Doris Stella Gomez (39 years)
    Doris Stella Gomez

~ Over 20 Years of Dedicated Service Award ~

~ ARF DD & MI ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to Adults with Development Disabilities

  • Christina & Ned Monica (20 years)
  • Marie Edna Garbanzoz (26 years)
    Marie Edna Garbanzoz

~ RCFE ~
In recognition of your years of dedicated service to the frail elderly

  • Connie Lumauig (20 years)
  • Indai Lange (20 years)
    Indai Lange
  • Lillian Sisayan (20 years)
    Lillian Sisayan
  • Olivia Deanda (20 years)
    Olivia Deanda
  • Dee Klocke (21 years)
  • Juan Reyes (21 years)
  • Mariza Oliva (21 years)
    Mariza Oliva
  • Olga & Cristro Forero (21 years)
  • Russ & Ginger Venanci (21 years)
  • Al Shelly (22 years)
  • Arlene Fajardo (22 years)
  • Sonia Patricia Garcia (22 years)
    Sonia Patricia Garcia
  • Cory Sabino (23 years)
  • Ines Otbo (23 years)
    Ines Otbo
  • Jacqueline Dupont, PhD (23 years)
    Administrator accepting for Ms. Dupont
  • Maki Sigrist (23 years)
  • Peter Schenkelberg (23 years)
  • Robin L. & P. Simpson, PhD (23 years)
    Robin L. & P. Simpson, PhD
  • Shay Williams (23 years)
    Shay Williams
  • Alexis Edwards (25 years)
    Alexis Edwards
  • Asuncion Dino (25 years)
  • Nina Serban (26 years)
    Nina Serban
  • Robert Green (26 years)
  • Purita Ferrer (28 years)
    Purita Ferrer
  • Esther Ley (28 years)
    Esther Ley
  • Norma Oreta (29 years)
    Norma Oreta

~ Special Award ~

In recognition of your selfless contribution to the residential care industry

  • Julie Azadon
    Julie Azadon
  • Delia Pardo
    Delia Pardo
  • Ferdinand Ebio
    Ferdinand Ebio

~ Generosity Award ~

In appreciation of your foundation’s generosity for supporting 6Beds, Inc. and the residential care industry

  • The Ramlaoui Family

6Beds Officers and Leaders
L-R: Olivia Deanda, Emily & Fort Marquez, Dellie Punla, Gina Wasdyke, Ines Otbo, Angie Marinda, Dorie Paniza, Cyndy Minnery, Ron Simpson, Lillie Mauricio, George Kutnerian, Ofelia Aplicador

6Beds Leaders

6Beds Leaders with Littler Law Firm Attorneys
L-R: 6Beds Leaders: Olivia Deanda, Gina Wasdyke – Littler Attorneys: Sarah Ross, Ashley Brick, Miranda Mossavar, – 6Beds Leaders: George Kutnerian, Ron Simpson, Cyndy Minnery

6Beds with Littler Law Firm Attorneys

6Beds Leaders with Vendor Sponsors

6Beds Leaders & Vendor Sponsors

Conference and Gala Volunteers & Helpers
L-R: Fort Marquez, Ed Mauricio, Emily Marquez, Ines Otbo, Martha Rodriguez, Julie Azadon, Tess Misa, Delia Pardo, Michelle Otbo, Amy Mata, Ofelia Aplicador, Lillie Mauricio, Rich de Leon, Angie Marinda, Olivia Deanda, Gina Wasdyke, Dorie Paniza, Roberta Mendonca, George Kutnerian

Events Volunteers and Helpers


Gala Photos
by Ferdinand Ebio
(click to view all gala pics)

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Red Carpet Photos
by SL Photobooth Rental
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Download Gala Program

Download 6Beds Souvenir Program 2017


Vendor Sponsors

6Beds thanks with sincere gratitude all the following vendors who sponsored the 2017 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference and Gala

  • Littler Law Firm
  • Blessed Touch Home Care, LLC
  • KCKmedical
  • Vitas Healthcare
  • Angels Hospice Corporation
  • Royal Medical & Dental Supply
  • South California Association of Senior Referral Agencies
  • Mornin Star Palliative & Hospice, Inc.
  • Granny’s Place, Inc.
  • Primerica
  • A-Med. Realty Group
  • SoCal Post-Acute Care
  • SeaCrest Home Health and Hospice
  • Mountain View Services, Inc.
  • Garinet Healthcare & Hospice Touch
  • Austin Drugs
  • The Jackson Group
  • Summa Insurance Service, Inc.
  • Sacred Heart of California
  • Alta Hospitals System, LLC
  • Sierra Professional Insurance Services
  • Medd Care
  • Freedom Solar
  • Sun Solar
  • Mountain House
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Go Fast OC CPR
  • Companion Hospice, Home Health & Palliative Care
  • South Orange County Carpet Cleaning
  • Pinoy Pam’s Best
  • First Asian Care

This momentous evening was planned, organized and spearheaded by Ines Otbo, 6Beds Vice President. We are very grateful to her and the many dedicated supporters who helped to marshal this gala and the very successful annual conference held the preceding day.

Cheers and we’ll be seeing you next year!


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RESCHEDULED: Emergency Call To Action

WHAT: Don’t Lose Your Rate Increase!
WHO: Community Care Facilities (CCF) serving individuals with developmental disabilities (DD)

RE: ABX2-1 Rate Increase Survey

WHEN: September 12, 2017 (Tue)
TIME: 1 PM – 2 PM

LOCATION: Phone Conference

  • Call: 515-739-1548
  • Enter Code: 957036#

If you do not complete this survey you will lose your rate increase as of October 1, 2017.

With Assembly Bill (ABX2-1) many service providers received a rate increase through the ABX2-1 funds effective July 1, 2016.

The rate increase was for the purpose of increasing wages and/or benefits for staff.

This mandated survey that must be completed no later than Sunday, October 1, 2017 and on or before Friday, September 15, 2017 to be on time.

AGENDA:

  • Who are required to take survey?
  • Who are exempt from taking survey?
  • Where to take survey?
  • Simplest way to take survey?
  • Questions and Answers

Click here to learn more about the ABX2-1 Rate Increase Survey.

DOWNLOAD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

To join the call-to-action conference, please RSVP:
Please note, if you have previously RSVP’ed for the September 7 conference call, you do not need to RSVP again. We have your contact information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

CLICK to RSVP

We sincerely apologize to those who were not able to join the conference call on Thursday, September 7, due to an incorrect access code. Thank you.

Vendor Connect

Biometric Fingerprint Time Clock — Do you need it?

Staying compliant with labor laws requires that you to track your employee’s working hours, break periods, meal times, etc. to the minute when computing their hourly wages.

This remains to be a challenge to most care home operators due to the tediousness and complexity of the process, in addition to ensuring strict accountability for each employee to maintain an accurate timesheet.

This process is made relatively easy and cost-effective with Citadel Cloud Time and Attendance. With this device, you can do the following:

  • Track, calculate and organize your employee’s time and attendance data in real-time
  • Create rules for lockouts, rest and meal breaks and overtime for compliance
  • Empower your employees to help manage your workforce with customizable access
  • Add security to your punches with an advanced biometric fingerprint scanner
  • Have your employees punch online or offline. Citadel sends all data to the cloud once it’s reconnected

To learn more about this time and money-saving system, go to CitadelTimeCloud.com or call (800) 518-8925 (and press 1 for sales).

6Beds members receive $150 off of the original price and free shipping!

Advocacy, Issues, Survey

Emergency Call to Action: Don’t Lose Your Rate Increase!

WHO: Community Care Facilities (CCF) serving individuals with developmental disabilities (DD)

RE: ABX2-1 Rate Increase Survey

WHEN: September 7, 2017 (Thur)
TIME: 10 AM – 11 AM

LOCATION: Phone Conference

  • Call: 515-739-1548
  • Enter Code: 2947#

If you do not complete this survey you will lose your rate increase as of October 1, 2017.

With Assembly Bill (ABX2-1) many service providers received a rate increase through the ABX2-1 funds effective July 1, 2016.

The rate increase was for the purpose of increasing wages and/or benefits for staff.

This mandated survey that must be completed no later than Sunday, October 1, 2017 and on or before Friday, September 15, 2017 to be on time.

AGENDA:

  • Who are required to take survey?
  • Who are exempt from taking survey?
  • Where to take survey?
  • Simplest way to take survey?
  • Questions and Answers

Click here to learn more about the ABX2-1 Rate Increase Survey.

To join the call-to-action conference, please RSVP:

CLICK to RSVP

Wage and Hour

Is An Employment Agreement Necessary for Your Live-ins and Their Relievers?

While you may be compensating your live-ins and relievers with hourly and overtime pay, provide them with their own living quarters, provide an appropriate workweek schedule and use a timesheet, they are still regarded as 24-hour workers without an appropriate employment agreement. This can potentially lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in owed back wages, liquidated damages, and penalties in the face of an audit or class-action lawsuit because you are not able to legally deduct both sleep time and other off-duty time.

Having the appropriate employment agreement between you and your caregiver, allows you to legally classify them as live-ins or relievers based on a work schedule criteria and a work environment criteria, thereby allowing you to take advantage of deductions of both sleep time and other off-duty time.

To help care home owners comply with complex state and federal labor laws, 6Beds has co-authored with Littler Mendelson Law Firm, The Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities (The Guide). The first and only one of its kind, The Guide outlines both federal and state laws that pertain to employing and compensating live-in caregivers and their respective relievers. Most importantly, it contains employment agreements for both live-ins and their relievers, a sample timesheet for documenting hours worked, and also comprehensively covers the work schedule criteria and work environment criteria that must be met in order for your employees to be properly classified as live-in employees.

Wage and Hour Guide

Join us on August 18th in Buena Park (SoCal) for 6Beds’ 2017 ARF and RCFE Annual Conference, where an attorney from Littler Mendelson Law Firm will provide an overview of the labor laws pertinent to our industry and how to comply by using The Guide. Representatives from DOL will also be present to answer your pertinent questions.

2017 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference

Events

Aug 18, 2017: Earn 3 FREE CEUs and More!

2017 ARF & RCFE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

FRIDAY,
AUGUST 18TH 2017

8 AM – 4 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Earn 3 FREE CEUs!
Risk Management & Dispute Resolution (2 CEUs)
by Dave Wertzberger
Sierra Professional Insurance Services
Medication Management in Care Transition (1 CEU)
by William Fobi
Fobi Comprehensive Pharmacy, Inc.

How to Legally & Correctly Employ Live-ins
Learn how the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities — with its industry-specific employment agreements — can help you legally and correctly employ live-ins and their relievers, saving you thousands in hourly labor costs.

Special Guest Speakers

Department of Social Services
Department of Developmental Services
Orange County Regional Center
Department of Labor

Get Your Pressing Questions Answered!
Pick the brains of our guest speakers and 6Beds officers to help you better understand and effectively navigate the laws and regulations that govern our industry.

ARF & RCFE FREE Clinic
Have your pressing questions about regulatory compliance, labor issues, timesheets, staffing, insurance, operations, etc. answered by seasoned 6Beds officers/providers.

Connect with Vendors
Receive relevant industry-related professional advice, get the latest industry scoop and receive potential huge savings from our vendor sponsors.

Network with Colleagues
Connect with your fellow operators, both near and far, share ideas and learn from one another how to survive and prosper in our industry.

Complimentary Lunch
Because we ALL deserve a free lunch, from the hard work we do and the care we provide to our communities!

Introducing 6Beds Foundation, Inc.
Learn how to increase your earning potential by partnering your care homes or vacant properties through this innovative community residential care service, founded and supported by our industry’s leading operators.

LOCATION (SoCal)

Ehlers Event Center
Heritage Hall
8150 Knott Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620

While this event is FREE, please reserve your seats as space is limited.

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


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Why You May NOT Be Legally Compensating Your Live-ins and Their Relievers

While providing significant advantage, live-ins require a special set of rules that care home owners must adhere to if they are to legally and correctly compensate live-ins along with their respective relievers.

Not all caregivers that stay overnight in your facility are considered live-ins. You must be able to 1) meet a work schedule criteria, 2) meet a work environment criteria, 3) have the appropriate employment agreement and 4) document hours worked via a timesheet in order to legally qualify your caregivers as live-ins and thereby take advantage of being able to deduct both sleep time and other off-duty time.

Not following these rules may deem your “live-ins” as 24-hour workers instead of live-ins, which can potentially lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in owed back wages, liquidated damages, and penalties in the face of an audit or class-action lawsuit, especially if your “live-ins” were compensated either through a monthly salary or daily rate. We know all too well the sad stories of our fallen colleagues.

Since the inception of California’s residential care homes decades ago, live-in caregivers have offered the core services in care homes. Their unique role as resident employees provide significant advantage over live-out employees, in terms of consistent, quality care in a cost efficient manner. Live-ins are as vital to care homes today as they were back then.

Unfortunately, while fearing the increasing number of random audits in 2014, many care home owners have begun to switch to live-outs over live-ins. While doable for high-rent care homes, many with marginal income are unnecessarily losing thousands in potential net revenue — forcing many to close their care homes. In effect, live-ins have recently become stigmatized.

This need not be!

In some cases, care home owners do employ their live-ins the “correct way”, but due to the technicalities and specifics of the labor laws, we strongly encourage that care home owners evaluate the legality of their compensation procedures for live-ins. It’s never too late to do this, which demonstrates to the labor departments (federal and state) a care home owner’s good-faith effort to reform their employment practices.

For those who have switched to live-outs or do not employ live-ins, you can potentially earn more by legally and correctly employing live-ins. It requires greater understanding and proper implementation of the labor laws, but it could also mean the difference between greater profitability and facility closure.

To help care home owners, 6Beds has co-authored with Littler Mendelson Law Firm, The Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities (The Guide).

Title-Page

The first and only one of its kind, The Guide outlines both federal and state laws that pertain to employing and compensating live-in caregivers and their respective relievers. Most importantly, it contains employment agreements/contracts for both live-ins and their relievers, a sample timesheet for documenting hours worked, and also comprehensively covers the work schedule criteria and work environment criteria that must be meet in order for your employees to be properly classified as live-in employees, thereby allowing employers to take advantage of deductions of both sleep time and other off-duty time.

Interested in learning more?

Join us on August 18th in Buena Park (SoCal) for 6Beds’ 2017 ARF and RCFE Annual Conference, where an attorney from Littler Mendelson Law Firm will provide an overview of the labor laws pertinent to our industry and how to comply by using The Guide.

2017 ARF & RCFE Conference

The conference is FREE to all ARF and RCFE operators.

Click here to learn more about the conference.

Click here to reserve your seats.

OR

Click here to learn more about The Guide.