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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

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The current edition of CARR's Quarterly Newsletter - Full Disclosure introduces CARR's Pop-Up Senior Coaching Clinics. (To read the newsletter, click on the words Full Disclosure above.)  Our newsletter features three short pieces, each having a different focus in describing our Coaching Clinics: from information-delivery disruption to the data we've collected at our clinics.  Each quarter, we collectively decide on a theme, then we tackle that storyline from a different point of view - generally the consumer viewpoint, policy and policy implications, and of course data (after all, we are an evidence-based organization). 

You've probably seen the Reveal articles on RCFE worker exploitation:  "Elder care homes rake in profits as legions of workers earn a pittance for long hours of care.  

The investigative reporter, Jen Gollan, contacted CARR over the last few months for background and details to make sure she was getting the content right.   After reading her expose, CARR recognized there was much unsaid.  This commentary is intended to level the playing field for consumers and policymakers, to give recognition to the broader issues at play and the assisted living facilities who are playing by the rules.

CARR, with Golden Gate Law (GGL) School’s Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic, Hina Shah, has been pressing for legislation that would improve caregiver rights. Read on...

CARR turned 10 this year!  And, to celebrate we want to honor one of the communities we serve.

CARR Gives Back seeks to spotlight the San Ysidro Senior Center as the vibrant, community space it truly is.  Read on to learn more about CARR's Give Back Project and how YOU can be a part.

 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. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Click here for all the FAQs)

Vital signs: Who is authorized to take resident's

Answer:

Any staff may take the vital signs of a resident.  However, if the reading is to be used to determine the need for medication, the reading must be taken by an appropriately skilled professional.  

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Fire Marshall Clearance

Answer:

(Title 22, §87202)

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Basic Services: What services are RCFEs required to provide?

Answer:

Under  §87464(f), RCFEs are required to provide safe and healthful living accommodations and services, regular observation of the resident's physical and mental condition, three meals per day plus snacks, personal assistance with ADLs, medication management, social and recreational activities, transportation, housekeeping and maintenance.

This FAQ is in category: Understanding RCFE Care & Services

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Night Supervision

Answer:

Title 22, §87415

The Licensee must designate the following number of people to assist in caring for residents in the event of an emergency between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am:

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Refunds

Answer:

Title 22 (§ 87507) only mandates refunds in two (2) situations:

1)      The Department orders the relocation of a resident.  In this case, the resident is relieved of any advance notice requirements contained in the admissions agreement.

2)      Upon the death of a resident, the agreement between the facility and the resident is terminated and relatives are not liable for any payment beyond that due at the date of death, unless agreed to in writing or ordered by a court.

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