While earning our degrees (2007), Chris and I (Chrisy) met in a long-term care policy class. Both of us were conducting research on the assisted living care option for our thesis project. Ongoing, we shared our concerns about how little information was available on this long-term care option and individual facilities. But, it was not until we began reviewing the state's public files that we truly understood the scope of the problem and became motivated to do something.
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Are you interested in investigative research? Are you passionate about elder justice or government transparency? Are you curious about our aging population and how it affects policy? Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is a San Diego-based, advocacy organization dedicated to improving resident care in assisted living facilities by educating consumers and increasing industry accountability. Our work is exclusively based on the public documents we harvest from California’s Department of Social Services and other state and local agencies since 2009. We are a small team with a novel perspective and a lot of enthusiasm.