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CARR  is one of the four grant recipients under the 2017 San Diego Foundation's Age Friendly Communities Program - a partnership between The San Diego Foundation and The Del Mar Healthcare Fund at The San Diego Foundation.  The grant project's findings will move San Diego towards receiving an Age Friendly/Livable Community for All Ages designation from the World Health Organization/AARP.

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CARR would like to extend our warmest congratulations to our Board of Director's member, Dr. Joaquin Anguera, for his recent appointment by Governor Brown to the California Commission on Aging.  CARR has had the privilege of collaborating with Dr. Anguera for the past 7 years and knows firsthand how beneficial Dr. Anguera's experience and perspective will be to California's senior community.

Dr. Anguera, 72, of San Diego, has been a professor at San Diego State University since 1999.  He has served in several positions at the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency's Aging and Independence Services from 1974 to 2005, including the position of deputy director.

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The Orange County Register's, Lily Leung, reviews Orange County's most troublesome assisted living facilities in the context of state oversight and regulation.  She investigates facilities with poor compliance histories located in Orange County, and looks at issues of insufficient staffing, and other quality-of-care matters.  CARR contributed to this article. Read the entire article  here. 

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is Obispo's KCBX Public Radio station, (serving California's Central Coast, from Salinas to Santa Barbara) spotlighted both Chrisy Selder's children's book, "When You're Older", and CARR itself in an interview with Katherine Johnson, host of  KCBX's Issues & Idea's.  Host Johnson engaged Chrisy in conversation not only about the book and CARR, but about the larger issues confronting families wanting to make an informed assisted living placement decision.  Chrisy discussed differences between an RCFE and a skilled nursing facility, what to look for in an assisted living facility, some of

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CARR was featured in SDSU's Magazine, its May 2015 edition, under the NewsCenter feature:  "Heroines for the Elderly".  View the article here.  CARR co-founders are both Master's graduates from SDSU's Gerontology department, were mentored by Dr. Mario Garrett, and since 2009 have been using their degrees to leverage their advocacy for reform of the assisted living industry in the state.  CARR also has an active intern program with SDSU's Schools of Social Work and Criminal Justice.  CARR heavily relies on the interns we receive each semester.  

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CARR was featured in SDSU's Magazine, its May 2015 edition, under the NewsCenter feature:  "Heroines for the Elderly".  View the article here.  CARR co-founders are both Master's graduates from SDSU's Gerontology department, were mentored by Dr. Mario Garrett, and since 2009 have been using their degrees to leverage their advocacy for reform of the assisted living industry in the state.  CARR also has an active intern program with SDSU's Schools of Social Work and Criminal Justice.  CARR heavily relies on the interns we receive each semester.  

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"CARR is honored to be the County of San Diego's vendor entrusted with developing a fair rating system deserving the confidence of the public and providers." --Chris Murphy, CARR's Executive Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5, 2015 -- The County of San Diego, Aging & Independence Services awarded Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) a fixed price contract for a pilot project to create a rating system for the County's assisted living facilities, and to develop a consumer-friendly website to display the ratings and facility information.  The pilot program is a six-month effort with a current contract value of $50,000.

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Out of 30 nominations nationwide, CARR and Sacramento Bee investigative reporter, Charles Pillar, were selected as the 2014 FAC's Free Speech & Open Government Awardees.  

This was the first year the First Amendment Coalition selected a 501(c) 3 advocacy organization for the award. Traditionally, the award is given to journalists recognizing their work in promoting government transparency for the public good.  CARR was selected unanimously for "demonstrating the effectiveness of advocacy using government data and the internet". CARR is pleased to have its work recognized by this award-winning organization and to be so closely affiliated with others "dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government and public participation in civic affairs".

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KQED's California Report aired a series of reports on the most comprehensive reform of assisted living facility regulation in 30 years.  Provided here are links to their reporting.  

August 1, 2014: Down to the Wire: Lawmakers Have 4 weeks to Act on Assisted Living Reform http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2014/08/01/down-to-the-wire-lawmakers-have-4-weeks-to-act-on-assisted-living-reforms/

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CARR's Chrisy Selder and Chris Murphy were interviewed by Peggy Peatie a photo journalist with the UT.  The linked video is among eight on the UT website - each offering a different perspective about assisted living:  families who have lost loved ones due to poor care, a private attorney who litigates assisted living matters, Paul Greenwood - Assistant DA, County of San Diego - one of the nation's leading prosecutors of elder abuse, and an interview with a provider. Please check out these videos, as they add dimension to the series of three feature investigative articles running Sunday through Tuesday (9/8/13 - 9/10/13).  

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