The Story Behind CARR's SAVE OUR GRANNIES Campaign

CARR's First Crowdfunding Effort: 

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:

CARR Has An App For That - "Assisted Living 101"

Thanks to the generosity of our volunteer, Padma, CARR can now offer consumers the “Assisted Living 101” App available for download on any Android device.

Seniors, families and professionals will find answers to the most fundamental questions about California’s assisted living industry. One more way CARR is empowering consumers using innovation and education.

Watch tutorial &/or download here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.rcfereform.carr

(And for iPhone users, please know we are currently working on being able to assist you as well. We invite you to follow us for updates.) 

Understanding CARR

We publish the compliance histories, plus other relevant organization information, on all facilities in San Diego & Imperial Counties and a growing number of other CA counties.

We educate seniors and families on how to make informed placement decisions. 

We build confidence and compassion in our students interns. 

We code data to study problem areas of senior care and inform policy changes. 

And, many times, we just listen and give families a space to air their frustrations. 

It is our personal commitment to integrity, transparency, accountability and quality of life for dependent seniors that keeps us going.  We are thankful our hard work is earning CARR a special place in communities throughout California.

"CARR is providing a service that is long overdue. Providing care for your aging relatives should not be as difficult as it is. Thanks to their work, hopefully it will be much easier to make the right decisions in the future."

INTERACT: A Protocol for Delivering Better Care

CARR's mission is to improve resident care in assisted living by educating consumers and providers.  One of the ways we can achieve that is by promoting tools providers can use to elevate the quality-of-care they deliver, while educating consumers that they should be asking providers whether they use the INTERACT protocol.  And if not, why not?

INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program that is a product of a contract between the Georgia Medical Care Foundation and the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Funding for adaptation of INTERACT for assisted living and home health settings was provided by a CMS Innovation Award.  

The fundamentals of the program include early identification, assessment, documentation and communication about the changes in a resident's condition with the goal of "improving care and reducing the frequency' of avoidable trips to the hospital.  As assisted living facilities in California continue to admit residents having higher acuity levels into a non-medical setting, it becomes increasingly important for providers to 'amp up' their caregivers' professionalism, training, and ability to quickly and accurately identify a resident's change of condition.   INTERACT Assisted Living Version 1.0 Tools is easily accessible, free, and can be immediately implemented in any assisted living setting.  

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