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).
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...
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.
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 Christina 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.
"CARR is honored to be the County of San Diego's vendor entrusted with developing a fair rating system deserving the confidence of the public and providers." --Chris Murphy, CARR's Executive Director
SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5, 2015 -- The County of San Diego, Aging & Independence Services awarded Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) a fixed price contract for a pilot project to create a rating system for the County's assisted living facilities, and to develop a consumer-friendly website to display the ratings and facility information. The pilot program is a six-month effort with a current contract value of $50,000.
CARR is one of the four grant recipients under the 2017 San Diego Foundation's Age Friendly Communities Program - a partnership between The San Diego Foundation and The Del Mar Healthcare Fund at The San Diego Foundation. The grant project's findings will move San Diego towards receiving an Age Friendly/Livable Community for All Ages designation from the World Health Organization/AARP.
CARR would like to extend our warmest congratulations to our Board of Director's member, Dr. Joaquin Anguera, for his recent appointment by Governor Brown to the California Commission on Aging. CARR has had the privilege of collaborating with Dr. Anguera for the past 7 years and knows firsthand how beneficial Dr. Anguera's experience and perspective will be to California's senior community.
Dr. Anguera, 72, of San Diego, has been a professor at San Diego State University since 1999. He has served in several positions at the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency's Aging and Independence Services from 1974 to 2005, including the position of deputy director.