California Healthline: How Should California Regulate Growing, Changing Assisted-Living Industry?

joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Human Services Committees last month examined the growing and changing assisted-living industry in California.

The hearing included testimony from witnesses who contend California’s oversight has not kept pace with the evolving industry which promises to grow faster as aging baby boomers lose the ability to care for themselves.

Dozens of deaths and injuries have been attributed to sub-standard care at California residential care facilities for the elderly — known as  RCFEs — in the past six years. In San Diego County alone, 27 assisted-living residents died since 2008 as a result of injuries or neglect stemming from poor care, advocates said.

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