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This article is designed to provide context and detail for what the PIN 20-08-ASC has waived for all Adult and Senior Care facilities in California during this State of Emergency.

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While much of the focus with COVID-19 has been on skilled nursing, assisted living facility residents are in the same vulnerable position as nursing home residents.

CARR's March 2020 Newsletter is out! Since March is National Nutrition Month, we decided to look at how meals are provided in assisted living. Here's an excerpt.

"Section 87555 also requires that served food should meet federal standards for nutrition, but this is just another empty requirement the state has, without the expertise, personnel or funds to assess."

Did you catch Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting & Jennifer Gollan's latest article on assisted living? We certainly did. We've followed some leads in the article to uncover more about the facilities and how CCLD handled them.

By Rebecca Ruiz

San Diego's Superior Court's Judge Maino delivered justice for two vulnerable women who were raped by an 18-year old dishwasher-cum-caregiver - Bradley Thomas.  CARR attended the sentencing hearing in Dept 1302 on 29 August 2019 and was privileged to sit among victims' family members and law enforcement personnel as the sentence was delivered:  8 years in prison. This is a triumph for elder justice advocates and for the District Attorney's Office - specifically Scott Pirrello.  It may go on to serve as an example for DA's around the state to aggressively pursue criminal actions against individuals who commit crimes inside California's assisted living facilities (also called residential care facilities for the elderly - RCFEs). 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Click here for all the FAQs)

Allowable Health Conditions: General Requirements

Answer:

Title 22 § 87611 & § 87612

Here are the general requirements facilities must abide by when they accept and/or retain a resident with any of the following allowable health conditions: Oxygen administration, colostomy/ileostomy, IPPB, Contractures, Healing Wounds (bedsores - Stage I & II).

The facility must complete and maintain a current, written record of care for each resident that has one or more of these conditions.  This record must include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) Documentation from the physician that includes type of condition, stability of condition,  method of intervention, resident's ability to perform procedure and the appropriately skilled professional who will assist should resident require assistance with procedure.

This FAQ is in category: Understanding Facility Practices

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LIC 9099: Facility Complaint Report

Answer:

The LIC 9099 or Facility Complaint Report is another key record to be used as evidence of the state's oversight of RCFEs.  Any person can file a complaint with CCLD against a particular Licensee or facility.  CCLD is obliged to initiate investigation of a complaint within 10 working days after the date of complaint filing.

For each specific complaint filed with CCLD, CCLD must make a finding;

This FAQ is in category: Understanding CCLD Forms

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LIC 809: Facility Evaluation Report

Answer:

The LIC 809 or Facility Evaluation Report is the key record of the state's inspection of an RCFE.  The Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) uses this document during site visits to record the compliance of a facility.  

This document can be viewed in conjunction with Compliant Investigation Reports (LIC 9099s) to better inform the consumer about a facility's performance.  Consumers can view these public documents on CARR's website by using the Facility Search, or by filing a request with Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD).

This FAQ is in category: Understanding CCLD Forms

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LIC 610E: Emergency Disaster Plan

Answer:

Each facility is required to have an annually updated emergency disaster plan. This form should be found prominently posted in every facility near a telephone (a copy is also maintained at CCLD in the facility's file).  This form contains important items such as (1) staff task assignments during an emergency, (2) emergency contact information and exit information, (3) temporary relocation sites and (4) transportation arrangements.  

This FAQ is in category: Understanding CCLD Forms

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Insurance: Automobile

Answer:

If the Licensee will be taking your resident to appointments (doctor, dentist, church) in the Licensee's personal or business automobile, a prudent consumer will ask for evidence of current automobile coverage.  

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