Monday, November 4, 2013

Investigative Journalists and Consumer Advocates Call for Assisted Living Reform

In a lengthy article, Pro Publica (in collaboration with Frontline) discusses quality of care problems along with the history of assisted living regulation. As an additional resource, Pro Publica also has developed a state-specific summary of key assisted living regulations.

In addition, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform released a report on problems in California's assisted living facilities. The report's recommendations for reform include adoption of a tiered level of care system, annual inspections, and an on-line consumer information system.

The Assisted Living Consumer Alliance played a role in each of these examinations. ALCA board members Eric Carlson, Toby Edelman, Richard Mollot and Lori Smetanka each were quoted in the Pro Publica quality of care article. ALCA board member Jody Spiegel was part of the CANHR team that produced the report on California assisted living.

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