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Our review of CCL licensing data found 40% of facilities receive their license more than 120 days following their first pre-licensing visit.  Facilities may contact their local state representatives explaining to them the financial hardship associated with a delay in licensure. Contact information for your local representative(s) is available in the following article.

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CARR is proud to be supporting this effort along with other members of The COALITION FOR A FAIR AND EQUITABLE CAREGIVING INDUSTRY.  Learn more about this effort and download the report.

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As of 11/11/17, fifty-three (53) residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) have an "on probation" status with the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCL).  The authority to place a facility on probation is provided in the Decision and Order. CARR reviews CCL’s documents to update consumers on facilities currently or no longer on probation.  

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Stop Elder AbusePreventing elder abuse is everybody's business.  If your loved one is a resident in assisted living, keep a close watch on that person, and the other residents in the facility for that matter.  Watch for unexplained bruising, skin tears, decubitus ulcers and other tell-tale signs.  And remember its not just physical abuse (slapping, hitting), psychological abuse (yelling, screaming), it is also NEGLECT.  

Neglect can manifest as bed sores on the back, buttocks, heels, and elbows.  Be especially watchful if your resident is bedridden or is under a Total Care Waiver.   As you know, assisted living facilities are understaffed by regulation (". . . staff in sufficient number to care for resident needs. . ."), so often facilities don't have sufficient staff to comply with standard protocols of turning residents every two hours.   The following information was prepared by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).

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Video Surveillance in Assisted LivingDespite the ongoing concerns of CARR and other statewide advocates, California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (DSS/CCL) recently released a set of guidelines permitting assisted living facilities to use video surveillance in both common and private areas of facilities.  The set of guidelines was reported to have been issued in response to the growing use of video surveillance systems in California’s assisted living facilities by facilities themselves.

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Deadly Neglect, Deborah SchochThe entire "Deadly Neglect" series published by the U-T San Diego on 9 September 2013 is available on its website  (Search "Deadly Neglect").  In the alternative, below are links to each of the articles CARR scanned directly from the hardcopy newspaper.  Apologies for the mismatched pages and scan sizes, but its all there.