Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Physical Plant Requirements


The primary difference between RCFs and assisted living facilities (ALFs)--a third type of residential care in Oregon--is the physical setting. RCFs provide single or double rooms with shared baths. Typically, residents share rooms, which must be 80 square feet per resident and are limited to two residents. Toilets must be provided for every six residents and a tub/shower for every ten residents.19 Private rooms are not required for Medicaid clients.

19. Mollica, R.L., State Assisted Living Policy 2000, National Academy for State Health Policy; funded by The Retirement Research Foundation (LTC13). 2000.

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