CARR received notification from Lilys McCoy, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) president, that CARR is the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Organization Award.  This award is given to a distinguished citizen or organization not composed primarily of lawyers or judges whose contributions over a period of time have had a significant and favorable impact on some facet of the legal system or legal community or civics education.  CARR will receive the honor at the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon held by the SDCBA on May 1. 

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Most of the public and many residents of assisted living facilities (also called residential care facilities for the elderly, or RCFEs) and their families will be surprised to learn that California's regulations allow an RCFE owner to accept, retain and store firearms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons (Title 22, Section 87309).  

What isn't included in the regulations are uniform requirements for safe and secure storage of these weapons, a weapons inventory for each firearm and type of ammunition stored, nor a public disclosure by the facility to residents and third-parties that firearms are or are not retained in the facility.   CARR is proud to have partnered with California State Senator Anthony Portantino (D - SD 25) to draft SB 172 - Firearms consisting of two parts: 

Launching this March, CARR gerontologists, Chris Murphy and Christina Selder, will be conducting Pop-up Senior Care Coaching Clinics throughout San Diego, starting in Balboa Park, San Ysidro, and La Jolla. The clinics are open to the public and aim to give older adults in our community greater confidence and clarity. 

This legislative session Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has reintroduced a bill proposing an expansion of California's MediCal Assisted Living Waiver Program.

Tis the season of Medicare Open Enrollment.  Between 15 October and 7 December of this year you can change your Medicare health or prescription drug plan for 2019. Any change to your Medicare plan will become effective 1 January 2019.  Among many reasons why you might want to research new plans is a change in your health status, to find a lower priced plan, or because you want to stay at home rather than moving into assisted living.

CARR has long advocated for individuals or families to consider all options before moving yourself or a family member into assisted living.  Lower-cost alternatives (in-home supportive services, housekeeping, delivered meals, adult day care, or home health services) offer you more control of your lifestyle and living environment, and can keep you in your community, among friends and social activities, longer. If you are looking for lower-cost alternatives to assisted living, or are wanting to delay relocating to an assisted living environment, it might be time for you to consider your options during this Medicare Open Enrollment period. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Click here for all the FAQs)

PRN Medication

Answer:

Under Title 22, §87101(p)3), PRN (pro re nata) medication ". . . means any non-prescription or prescription medication which is to be taken 'as needed'."   This prescribing protocol ('as needed') contrasts with other prescribing protocols, i.e every 12 hours, or three times a day, with meals.

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Hospice Care

Answer:

The home page of the Hospice Foundation of America describes Hospice as a ". . . special concept of care designed to provide comfort, pain relief and support to residents and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments.

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Appropriately Skilled Professional

Answer:

According to Title 22 a skilled professional (aka a licensed professional (Title 22 §87101(l)(2), or medical professional (Title 22, §87101(m)(1)) refers to a person licensed in California to provide medical care or therapy, or to perform necessary medical procedures, each acting within their individual scope of practice. This includes:

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Fire Marshall Clearance

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(Title 22, §87202)

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Capacity: What is?

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As defined by Title 22, §87101(c)(2), capacity of a facility refers to the ". . .maximum number of persons authorized to be provided services at any one time in any licensed facility."   A facility's capacity is printed on its license.

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Most of the public and many residents of assisted living facilities (also called residential care facilities for the elderly, or RCFEs) and their families will be surprised to learn that California's regulations allow an RCFE owner to accept, retain and store firearms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons (Title 22, Section 87309).  

What isn't included in the regulations are uniform requirements for safe and secure storage of these weapons, a weapons inventory for each firearm and type of ammunition stored, nor a public disclosure by the facility to residents and third-parties that firearms are or are not retained in the facility.   CARR is proud to have partnered with California State Senator Anthony Portantino (D - SD 25) to draft SB 172 - Firearms consisting of two parts: 

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Apr 3, 2019

 CARR received notification from Lilys McCoy, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) president, that CARR is the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Organization Award.  This award is given to a distinguished citizen or organization not composed primarily of lawyers or judges whose contributions over a period of time have had a significant and favorable impact on some facet of the legal system or legal community or civics education.  CARR will receive the honor at the 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon held by the SDCBA on May 1. 

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Apr 5, 2019

Most of the public and many residents of assisted living facilities (also called residential care facilities for the elderly, or RCFEs) and their families will be surprised to learn that California's regulations allow an RCFE owner to accept, retain and store firearms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons (Title 22, Section 87309).  

What isn't included in the regulations are uniform requirements for safe and secure storage of these weapons, a weapons inventory for each firearm and type of ammunition stored, nor a public disclosure by the facility to residents and third-parties that firearms are or are not retained in the facility.   CARR is proud to have partnered with California State Senator Anthony Portantino (D - SD 25) to draft SB 172 - Firearms consisting of two parts: 

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