6Beds, Inc. is
the advocacy group for adult and senior residential care facilities and is officially recognized as a DSS, DDS and DOL stakeholder.
6Beds, Inc. is dedicated to provide a safe, affordable and comfortable environment for California seniors and disabled adults.
We work to educate legislators, local elected officials, key opinion leaders and the public about the critical role six-bed facilities play our state’s healthcare structure. We also work to advocate for commonsense legislation that protects seniors and allows our facilities to continue providing the level of safe and affordable care our customers expect.
In 2014, we:
Staged 2 huge rallies at the State Capitol attended by hundreds of providers statewide to address the pressing issues affecting our industry—the damaging RCFE Reform Act of 2014 and the financially catastrophic and humiliating accusations of wage theft that resulted in both state and federal Departments of Labor (DOL) audits across the state (and still ongoing).
Hired one of the most respected lobbyist groups in the State Capitol to help us navigate the legislative process and influence key pieces of legislation to safeguard our industry.
Became the only statewide non-profit association for small residential care facilities with a strong lobbying power.
Established strategic relationships with key legislators and proposed favorable amendments to harmful legislation. Out of seventeen bills, five were “killed” and twelve were passed but many were amended.
Worked with Governor Jerry Brown to incorporate 6Beds, Inc. into the elder and adult care dialogue, including critical meetings with the leadership of Department of Social Services (DSS) / Community Care Licensing Department (CCLD) and DOL (state and federal).
Became the sole recognized small residential care facility advocacy group and stakeholder with the DSS/CCLD, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and DOL (state and federal).
Our membership soared to more than 1,000 facility members in less than five months, and continues to increase.
Partnered with other senior care providers and business entities in the community and gained financial support to fund our mission and goals.
Conducted our first FREE eight-hour Educational Fall Convention with speakers who are well-respected in the industry like a retired Application Specialist/LPA and a member of the DSS Advisory Council.
Provided our members affordable access to representation from the best labor law firm for employers in the entire country.
Conducted town hall meetings all across the state to educate small care providers on the compliance issues facing our industry and the changes in legislations that will impact the future of our business.
Partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to collaborate compliance trainings on dementia-related topics.
Developed an online presence ( www.6Beds.org, www.facebook.com/6Beds) to keep members abreast of what is happening in our industry, and to provide tools for compliance and share best business practices.
Six-bed residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE) and Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) are important parts of the state and nation’s health care system. They provide an alternative for elderly residents and disabled adults who are still able to take care of themselves for the most part, but need some supervision and assistance.
Born out of a demand from seniors and the relatives of disabled adults for a more comfortable, home-like setting, six-bed facilities are located in residential communities and serve no more than 6 patients.
Without these facilities, elderly and disabled Californians would be forced to either continue living alone, where injury and other accidents could happen, or large-scale facilities that are more institutional and expensive.
More than 70 percent of these homes are minority-owned and women-owned and have a much better staff-to-patient ratio than larger facilities. A significant number of six bed residents are on social security and choose a small, six bed facility because it is more affordable than a large-scale facility and feels more like a home.
You don’t have to feel alone anymore in trying to solve your business problems and issues. You get advice from 6Beds leaders who have been invited to be stakeholders of the Department of Social Services, Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Labor both State and Feds—not from hearsay in the RCFE community.
A Forum to Voice your Business Challenges
Since the inception of the community-based facilities in California, laws affecting our industry have been passed without any representation from the small residential care facilities, only the large assisted facilities . Bills that were detrimental to our small business have never been challenged until the creation of 6Beds, Inc. We aim to be more vigilant in protecting this industry against bills that will negatively impact the small residential care communities.
Representation in California Legislature
The marketplace has become increasingly competitive and complex. The era of “mom and pop” businesses is now history. Unless you become a savvy entrepreneur, your business will also become a thing of the past. Gear yourself up for the new challenges facing our industry by actively participating in trainings.
Business Skills Training and Development
Discounts on Industry-related Professional Services, Tools and Events
With the growing number of legal cases brought against residential care facilities, 6Beds have hired the best US labor law firm representing employers. There are also available lawyers who are
6Beds Affiliate Members offering discounts to members. Other services and products are also provided at special rates/prices by Affiliate Members in different categories.
Industry tools geared to increase compliance are made available on our password-secured website. These tools will assist you in decreasing your risk for citations, penalties or potential law suits.
Education and training events, discounted or free, will be held on a regular basis by our Education Committee. Other free educational opportunities conducted by other vendors will be posted on our website.
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