The September issue of San Diego County's Aging and Independence Services Bulletin (AIS) features CARR and the County's recently launched rating system for local assisted living facilities, the Choose Well Program. The highlight of the feature story is a recount of the impressive spark ignited by CARR's Executive Director, Chris Murphy, to ultimately create, alongside Chrisy Selder Principal Investigator, a senior advocacy organization committed to helping an underrepresented segment of California's seniors--assisted living residents. Read the full story here.
Our review of CCL licensing data found 40% of facilities receive their license more than 120 days following their first pre-licensing visit. Facilities may contact their local state representatives explaining to them the financial hardship associated with a delay in licensure. Contact information for your local representative(s) is available in the following article.
As of 09/09/17, fifty-five (55) residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) have an "on probation" status with the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCL). The authority to place a facility on probation is provided in the Decision and Order. CARR reviews CCL’s documents to update consumers on facilities currently or no longer on probation.
CARR translated its recent work on San Diego County's pilot program to develop a rating system for assisted living facilities into a commentary. The commentary was accepted for publication in the 2016 edition of Seniors Housing & Care Journal. Seniors Housing & Care Journal is a peer-reviewed annual publication focusing on applied research and best practices in the fields of senior housing and long-term care. CARR is pleased to contribute to the growing body of research on how to best translate quality of care to long-term care consumers. The full article may be viewed by clicking here.
CARR is pleased to offer the thesis of Melissa Reed entitled "Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly in California: The Challenges of Disaster Planning and Response." This document is required reading for RCFE owners and administrators, the management of Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, as well as consumers, and first responders. The topic of Disaster Preparedness is under researched, making this study all the more important for increasing the body of knowledge about assisted living in California, but also for spotlighting the deficits in planning, response and execution in the face of adverse conditions combined with the continuing obligation of the RCFE to provide for residents in care.
When a class action lawsuit prevails, the defendant entity is ordered to pay restitution or other punitive financial damages to the class. The courts require that every effort is made to award to class members. Where it is not possible to directly distribute all monies to class members, or when there are residual funds after all payouts have been made, a cy pres distribution may be made.