WEBINAR: Progress and Challenges in CA Assisted Living

When: Wednesday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET

Though the Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act of 2014 made multiple improvements to California’s assisted living system, assisted living in California remains hampered by out-of-date statutory provisions and an extremely limited Medicaid waiver program.

This webinar provided aging advocates and providers with an update on California’s recent assisted living progress and a background on the state’s ongoing challenges. Among other things, the webinar explored California’s assisted living Medicaid waiver, other funding mechanisms, challenges in integrating health care expertise into assisted living, and improvements to on-line access and monitoring.

Improvements in California include increased staffing requirements, a resident’s bill of rights, and a strengthened enforcement system—all provisions that California’s assisted living regulators have implemented, but not all of the reform provisions have been implemented and significant problems persist.

California has the largest assisted living population in the country. California’s assisted living trends and history can help provide context for assisted living policy across the country.

Presenters:
Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
Fay Gordon, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

The webinar took place on Wednesday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

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Katrina Cohens

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Database Manager.