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Oct 8 and 22: Outrage. We Are All Affected. We All Must Do Better.

While we at 6Beds express our deepest outrage in the strongest possible sense over the labor exploitation and alleged human trafficking, which took place in six Rainbow Bright care centers in the Bay Area, it is a blatant reminder for all of us operators that we are responsible not only for our own care homes, but for how we ALL conduct business in the communities we love and serve.

One bad apple can ruin our industry’s reputation for the rest of us and bring about onerous audits and legislative enforcement (much like the RCFE Reform Act of 2014) that may potentially set back our operations and our viability to provide care for our residents.

While there will always be constant give-and-take with our employees, our industry is heavily regulated, with labor laws being a game-changer if we are callous and indifferent of our employees’ legal rights.

That is why it is vital that we all do our part to (1) work with, (2) educate and (3) encourage one another to comply with the labor laws — to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again in our communities.

We are all affected.
We all must do better.
As operators, it is our moral obligation to ensure that all caregivers in our industry are treated fairly with respect, common decency and dignity.

To that end, 6Beds is hosting two joint federal and state labor training seminars this coming October 8th, in San Jose (NorCal) and October 22nd, in Brea (SoCal). See details below:

Joint Federal and State Labor Presentation & The How To’s for ARFs & RCFEs

You are Invited to 6Beds’ Labor Workshops
Free Admission, Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Courtesy of 6Beds Preferred Vendor Sponsors


Monday, October 8, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose CA 95125

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!


BREA (SoCal)

Monday, October 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea CA 92821

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!


We highly encourage you to bring your friends and colleagues to attend these game-changing seminars. Your livelihood and the well-being of your residents may depend on it.

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Important Residential Care Facility Legislation Goes to Governor’s Desk: AB-1437 Care Facilities: Criminal Record Clearances

The legislation AB-1437 Care facilities: criminal record clearances was passed on August 29 by the state Senate nearly unanimously, and was presented to the Governor on September 11. If the Governor signs the bill into law, it will be beneficial for residential care facility owners, caregivers and residents.

Currently, when new prospective employees are screened before they begin working, they must undergo a criminal clearance using fingerprinting technology to be in compliance with the Department of Justice and the FBI. This process is undergone for the employee to work in just one residential care facility for the elderly.

However, residential care facility owners typically operate several facilities, not only one. They need to be able to have new employees screened and pass their criminal clearances for multiple care facilities at once, so the hiring and onboarding process is much more efficient. At the moment, having an employee work in multiple care facilities requires the faxing of each employee’s 5 pages of criminal clearance documentation to each facility she/he will work at, but some of these documents can easily be lost, and the documents can be cumbersome to store. The new bill would help streamline this process and make it more manageable for the care facility owners and also for the Department of Social Services.

If the bill is signed by the Governor, it would result in greater flexibility in residential care staffing, which would mean better service for the health and safety of the residents. This bill will also significantly help with staff management when caregivers call in sick, tend to a family emergency or go on vacation.

The Governor has until September 30 to sign it.

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Joint Federal and State Labor Presentation & The How To’s for ARFs & RCFEs

You are Invited to 6Beds’ Labor Workshop
Free Admission, Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Courtesy of 6Beds Preferred Vendor Sponsors

Monday, October 8, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose CA 95125

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!



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Joint Federal and State Labor Presentation & The How To’s for ARFs & RCFEs

You are Invited to 6Beds’ Labor Workshop
Free Admission, Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Courtesy of 6Beds Preferred Vendor Sponsors

Monday, October 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea CA 92821

Seats are limited. Please RSVP today!



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6Beds comments to family charged with running human trafficking ring out of daycare

On behalf of 6Beds, Inc., we express the horror and repulsion we feel reading about the charges against six Bay Area child care and residential facilities. Our hearts go out to all individuals, and their families, affected by this tragic, inhuman crime. 

Click to Watch Video: Owners of California Daycare, Senior Centers Accused of Human Trafficking

6Beds is a volunteer organization that represents small licensed homes serving adults in ARF (Adult Residential Facilities) and elderly in RCFEs (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) throughout California.  We serve the frail elderly and individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness in a home like setting and operate in residential communities throughout California.  These homes are run by individuals devoted to improving the quality of life for all their residents, with caregivers who love, bond with and respect these residents. We respect and value our caregivers who help us care for our residents.  The residential care facilities belonging to the family accused are not current 6Beds member.  

For the past four years, 6beds collaborated with the Department of Labor (DOL) and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and jointly presented over a dozen of Labor Compliance Workshops all over California and over 3,000 operators attended. The most recent labor presentation was on August 24, 2018 in Daly City.  We are hosting two more Labor Workshops before the year ends – October 8 in San Jose (Norcal) and October 22 in Brea (Socal).  

6Beds also partnered with Littler Mendelson P.C., the largest U.S.-based labor law firm and created the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities.  We always look to improve compliance  and willing to educate and inform our members and other residential care operators.   We are hoping that our regulatory agencies such as the Department of Social Services (DSS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the 21 Regional Centers will encourage their operators to attend these Labor Workshops.  

On behalf of 6Beds, Inc., we express the shock we feel that such abhorrent events could happen in a licensed residential facility.   It is in no way represent who we are, and what we stand for. 

Dorie Paniza, 6Beds Norcal President

Ron Simpson, PhD, 6Beds Socal President


Volunteers and Vendor Sponsors Make It Happen!

6Beds Leaders and Volunteers

For many who’ve asked, “Why not in SoCal?” or “Why not in NorCal?” when 6Beds hosts its events, the answer lies in 6Beds’ dedicated volunteer leadership and supportive local vendors.
by Ferdinand Ebio

As a grassroots and non-profit organization, 6Beds leadership is comprised of volunteer ARF and RCFE care home operators. From the board members to its officers — 6Beds does NOT pay them. In fact, they are all paying 6Beds members. Meaning, on top of running their own care homes and tending to their families, 6Beds leaders donate their time, energy and money to organize and raise funds for 6Beds and all its sponsored events.

All event proceeds (as well as membership dues) are put back into 6Beds to fund its critical advocacy and lobby work at the Capitol. 6Beds pays for two outstanding professional lobbyists to help protect and advance our industry, as well as an accountant and an organizational administrator to help ensure 6Beds’ continuity and support for membership growth. 6Beds also funds its own Political Action Committee (PAC) to help raise money to elect candidates supportive of our industry and defeat those who are not.

That being said, events such as the upcoming 2018 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference and 2018 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala are designed to raise funds for 6Beds’ critical lobby and advocacy work. They are organized by 6Beds volunteer leaders in the Bay Area (and some from SoCal) who draw upon 6Beds’ growing political and social capital to invite community leaders as well as federal and state agency representatives from DSS, DDS, regional centers, DOL and DLSE.


  • Gail Carina
    Regional Director of Community Living Services of San Mateo Institute of Aging
  • Bernie Mellot
    Executive Director, Ombudsman Services of San Mateo
  • Pam Gill
    Regional Manager, Department of Social Services, East Bay
  • Rapone Anderson
    Regional Center Branch Manager, Department of Development Services
  • Amanda Pyle
    Director, Community Services Unit, Golden Gate Regional Center
  • Ken Simonton & Mary Pham
    Wage and Hour Investigators, US Department of Labor


  • Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco)
    Chair of Senate Human Services Committee
  • Assemblymember Ash Karla (D – San Jose)
    Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D – Alameda, Oakland, San Leandro)
  • Mayor London Breed (D) – San Francisco
  • Supervisor David Canepa (D – San Mateo County)

To raise funds for these events and for the organization, 6Beds leaders work very hard to solicit local vendors for donations and other contributions.


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    (650) 270-6157


    Sierra Professional Insurance is a specialized commercial insurance services agency providing only Senior Living insurance products and risk services for elder care providers. You will find we simplify the insurance process and we have the knowledge to negotiate special coverages and

    (408) 623-2255


This year’s conference theme, Grow the 6!, embodies the collaborative work of 6Beds volunteer leaders and local vendors to bring you key information and empower you with the right tools to help you grow your care homes amidst a heavily regulated industry that is on the verge of exponential growth.

To that end, please join 6Beds in expressing a sincere gratitude to all the upcoming event guest speakers and presenters, to all the vendors sponsoring this year’s upcoming annual conference and awards night gala, as well as to all 6Beds volunteer leaders who have worked so hard to make these events happen.

  • Gina Wasdyke
    6Beds Founder and Director, ARF Operator, Sacramento
  • Lillie Mauricio
    6Beds Team Leader, NorCal, RCFE Operator, San Bruno
  • Ed Mauricio
    6Beds Member, RCFE Operator, San Bruno
  • Olivia De Anda
    6Beds Treasurer, RCFE Operator, South San Francisco
  • Dominic De Anda & Manny De Anda
    RCFE Operator, South San Francisco
  • Angelita Marinda
    6Beds Corporate Secretary, RCFE Operator, Pacifica
  • Lani Marinda
    6Beds Member, Pacifica
  • Dorie Paniza
    6Beds NorCal President, RCFE & ARF Operator, San Francisco & San Mateo County
  • Lambert Paniza
    RCFE & ARF Operator, San Francisco & San Mateo County
  • Reigil Paniza
    RCFE Administrator, South San Francisco
  • Amanda Nuqui
    Volunteer, South San Francisco
  • Ines Otbo
    6Beds Senior Vice President, RCFE Operator, Buena Park
  • Ferdinand Ebio
    6Beds Chief of Information Technology and Multimedia, 6Beds, Inc.
  • Joy Manahan
    Bezaworks Graphics Design, Orange
  • Tess Jomok
    RCFE Operator, Hayward
  • Ricky Chua & Delia Chua
    RCFE Provider, Daly City

And the Service Award Goes to…

If you are thinking of skipping this event, think again! If you think this event isn’t for you, think again! If you think this event has little significance to our industry, think again!

by Ferdinand Ebio
In today’s social media-driven world and real-time information exchange — on top of a solid foundation built on achievements — the right optics is vital to generate awareness and influence community leaders, lawmakers and regulatory agencies to effect positive change and advancement of our industry.

That being said, 6Beds’ upcoming awards night gala is a culmination of 6Beds’ political lobby and advocacy work and its growing influence and impact on the residential care industry. This milestone, red carpet event offers a beacon of hope and solidarity among residential care operators, that we stand united and ever so fierce to preserve and advance our profession and the vital services we provide in caring for California’s frail elderly, adults with developmental disabilities and those with mental illness.

To that end, on August 25, 6Beds will be awarding 14 service awards to both ARF and RCFE facility operators and caregivers for their decades of outstanding service and commitment to the residential care communities. The awards recognize the individuals and families who have given so much of their time and talents to their residents and clients, as well as well as highlight and underscore their valuable impact and contribution to the residential care industry. The awards will be presented by Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) and Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D – San Jose) along with 6Beds Board of Directors.

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Your presence at this event will send a profound message to our community leaders of our solidarity and commitment to this industry and to one another as colleagues in arms. Your presence will inspire new generations of operators and caregivers to persevere and work hard to succeed in this industry. Your presence will honor your colleagues.

Please attend and support yet another milestone event for our beloved organization and industry.

2018 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala

Grow the 6!

Join us for an evening of awards, networking, music, dinner and dance!


Embassy Suites by San Francisco Airport Waterfront
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

(Click to Reserve Room with Event Group Rate — $189)

Reception & No-host Cocktail – 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dance – 7:00 PM

CHOICE OF ENTRÉE Steak or Chicken
MUSIC BY DJ Bong Maramba Jr.
ATTIRE Semi-Formal

Donation – $70/Person




Dorie Paniza • 650.799.5722 •
Olivia Deanda • 650.787.9742 •
Lillie Mauricio • 415.420.0389 •
Angie Marinda • 415.219.2421 •


6Beds, Inc. • PO Box 5423 • South San Francisco, CA 94083

PHOTO ABOVE: 2017 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala (L-R),  Concepcion Jimenez, 30 Years in Service Award Recipient · Cyndy Minnery, Director and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs · Roberta Mendonca, 6Beds In-House Counsel · Ron Simpson, Director and Southern California President Compliance & Membership Director · George Kutnerian, Director and Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation · Senator Scott Weiner, D-San Francisco

Aug 24, FREE 3 CEUs: Train the Trainer

Earn FREE 3 CEUs at 6Beds’ 2018 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference:

Train the Trainer

  • Tired of paying thousands of dollars training staff?
  • Tired of hiring outside training companies or paying monthly fees?
  • Tired of not knowing what content is actually being covered during staff training?

This course has been designed to not only provide you with the knowledge to instruct your own staff, but walk away with tools to do so.


AUGUST 24, 2018

8 AM – 5 PM

699 Serramonte Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015


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


Presenty by Senior Community Learning

Our Mission is to provide the most customer service friendly, state specific, comprehensive, engaging continuing education to residential care providers. In doing so, our customers will have the ability to maintain state compliance, with rewarding presentations that cover pertinent industry topics. We understand that providers have an extremely difficult job, and it’s our job to make life easier by providing effective turnkey educational solutions. We believe the market is ready for a company dedicated to complete customer satisfaction.

RCFE Vendor Number: 2000545-740-2/ARF Vendor Number: 2000545-735-2