Following successful completion of a six month pilot program to develop a uniform rating system using public documents data for California assisted living facilities, CARR received a one-year follow-on contract to launch the program. The San Diego County sponsored program is called "Choose Well", and will offer consumers direct contact with providers volunteering to participate. Facilities who join the program will have their facility rated, using the Choose Well Scoring tool; they will receive a Facility Profile Page where the facility can promote the amenities, care, services, price range, and philosophy of care that make them a distinguished provider in the county.
CARR's Chrisy Selder and Chris Murphy were interviewed by Peggy Peatie a photo journalist with the UT. The linked video is among eight on the UT website - each offering a different perspective about assisted living: families who have lost loved ones due to poor care, a private attorney who litigates assisted living matters, Paul Greenwood - Assistant DA, County of San Diego - one of the nation's leading prosecutors of elder abuse, and an interview with a provider. Please check out these videos, as they add dimension to the series of three feature investigative articles running Sunday through Tuesday (9/8/13 - 9/10/13).
CARR's Chrisy Selder (right) and Chris Murphy were invited to appear on UT-TV's Roger Hedgecock show on Thursday 22 August, 2013 promoting the then-upcoming series on assisted living at the UT will launching in the next few weeks (Deadly Neglect). The interview touched on problematic features of the state's regulation of assisted living facilities (also known as residential care facilities for the elderly). Stay tuned to this space for additional links to the UT's assisted living series launch. (This video link is reproduced with the permission of the UT.)