A Senior Living Neighborhood Can Be Life Transforming

Senior citizen communities today range from cozy manufactured houses to the posh luxury of a high-end hotel and resort or luxury liner feel, each of which do not seem institutional. Many seniors who have actually made the move to independent living or aided living neighborhoods declare that they love the life in their new residence. … Continue reading

California Healthline: California Lawmakers Expected To Consider Three Health Care Bills

On Thursday, the California Legislature is expected to consider three health care-related measures that aim to increase fines against assisted living facilities, limit the state’s seizure of Medi-Cal beneficiaries’ assets and impose stricter rules over medical marijuana prescribing. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. Details of Assisted Living Facility Bill One bill (AB 2236) being considered … Continue reading

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

A 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 … Continue reading

U-T San Diego: Lawmakers hear assisted-living concerns

By Jeff McDonald State regulators are fundamentally failing residents of assisted living homes for the elderly, leading to abuse, neglect and death, according to testimony on Tuesday at two legislative hearings. Complaints to the departments of Public Health and Social Services are closed without thorough investigation, witnesses told lawmakers, or they are never responded to at … Continue reading

CHCF: Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California

While residents of California’s assisted living facilities require more health care services than in the past, state regulations haven’t kept pace.   Downloads Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Quick Reference Guide, 2013 (1.02 MB) Maribeth Shannon Testimony Before the Joint Legislative Hearing of Human Services Committees, 2/11/14 (5.13 MB)  A number of troubling incidents that have been chronicled in … Continue reading

U-T San Diego: 12 assisted-living bills announced

Legislation comes in response to U-T and other reports By Deborah Schoch and Michael Gardner WATCHDOG MINUTE: ASSISTED LIVING OVERHAUL Responding to deaths and abuses in California’s assisted living homes, state legislators on Monday announced a dozen bills aimed at boosting care for the elderly and sharpening state enforcement at more than 7,000 such facilities. The effort is … Continue reading

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