Traditional shelters are rarely equipped for the needs of the frail and disabled elderly. With life disrupted scheduled medications may be forgotten, routine tasks such as bathing, dressing, eating and using the toilet without assistance may become burdensome. If the elderly person suffers from Dementia or Alzheimer’s, they may lack sound judgment or decision-making – this can place the elderly person in physical, emotional, or financial danger.
Ethereal House will be a reliable alternative to traditional emergency shelters.
Our 10-bed facility with its home-like atmosphere licensed as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, will provide 60 to 90-day emergency stays and provide care for frail victims who are in need of assistance with “activities of daily living”, basic tasks of everyday life such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and transferring, things often taken for granted.
The level of care and supervision offered is for people who are unable to live by themselves but who do not need 24 hour nursing care. RCFE’s are considered non-medical facilities and are not required to have nurses, certified nursing assistants or doctors on staff.
RCFE’s must meet care and safety standards set by the State of California and are licensed and inspected by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD).
We will not be properly serving the needs of these individuals if we allow them to return to unsafe and unstable environments after their stay with us.
Besides serving the short term housing needs of our elderly population, our long-term goal is to open low-income 6-bed RCFE’s that will supply permanent housing when the only option is returning to an unhealthy environment.
Our long-term goal within five years; lease/purchase five residential care facilities that will provide affordable low-income permanent housing, one facility per year with a total of 30 supportive care living accommodations.
These 6-bed homes will offer 24-hour supervision, assistance, meals, and health care services in a home-like setting. Services will include help with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, taking medicine, transportation, laundry, and housekeeping, social and recreational activities.