News Summary

Here are the top 5 articles from: RCFEs in the news; CCLD in the news and CARR in the news. You can view the full article by clicking on the article headline or "Read more" tag. You can see a full summary of all the news HERE.

Chamberlain's Care House: Licensee Behind Bars

News / RCFEs in the news

Gina Chamberlain, a former RCFE licensee, is serving 286 days in jail for stealing over $50,000, jewelry, a car and narcotics from her assisted living residents. Published in the 8/13/16 edition of the North Coast Journal of Politics, People and Art, journalist Linda Stansberry reports on the criminal actions of the licensee of Chamberlain's Care House, a licensed residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE). The care home was licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (CDSS/CCL) in 1996.

San Diego Union Tribune's Paul Sisson Investigates: Perilous Quarters

News / RCFEs in the news

Perilous Quarters - Paul SissonOn 13 July, 2016, the San Diego Union Tribune' published three articles about care, staffing and death in Elmcroft La Mesa.  The articles were penned by Paul Sisson, staff writer on health care issues.  Elmcroft La Mesa, is an Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) licensed by California's Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (CDSS/CCL).  The state has initiated administrative law procedures for revoking Elmcroft's license as a result of the deaths that Mr. Sisson discusses in his articles.  You will find links to these articles below.

The Story Behind CARR's SAVE OUR GRANNIES Campaign

News / CARR in the news

CARR wishes (with eyes shut tight) to afford one Exhibitor Table at an upcoming local aging conference. From this coveted spot, CARR's 2 advocates will wear mildly comfortable heels but friendly smiles to canvas the trade show floor for 17 hours & present to senior advocates our meaningful work & innovative approach to advocacy.

Due to a shoestring budget, CARR is restricted to local events & it is unprecedented good fortune that such a significant one IS LOCAL this year! This is a networking opportunity we really have a chance at. Could you please help us get there? Could you please help us spread the word about caring for our grannies & grandpas? Below are 3 bullet points to help you wrap your mind around a donation to this campaign:

Life & Death in Assisted Living

News / RCFEs in the news

PBS’s FRONTLINE, in conjunction with ProPublica, recently produced “Life and Death in Assisted Living”. The documentary focuses on the Emeritus chain of assisted living facilities, but highlights many of the major issues CARR sees in its research--

  • Staffing and training issues  
  • The out-dated non-medical model  
  • The hypnotizing effect of facility marketing campaigns  
  • Elder neglect and abuse in facilities 

We encourage consumers to watch this documentary  to learn more about the risks inherent in California’s current assisted living model.   If, after watching, you want to help us effect change, we invite you to donate to our organization.

Cause of Death: Sunrise Valencia

News / RCFEs in the news

On 17 August, 2011, Mr. Ronald Corn, son of Loretta Hooker, found his mother sitting in the patio of Sunrise Sterling Canyon Assisted Living of Valencia - sitting alone, without supervision, without shade, and in 100+ degree heat.  This scenario played out again on 24 August, 2011 - only this time the consequences were dire:  Ms. Hooker was found by her son, unresponsive and dehydrated.  She was transported, in full cardiac arrest, to a local hospital. The autopsy report referenced in the law suit states that at the time of death due to heatstroke her body temperature was 103.3 degrees.  The son has filed a wrongful death suit against Sunrise Sterling Canyon Assisted Living of Valencia. Read the full story from CBS Channel 2's website