SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant funded by the Del Mar Healthcare Fund, through the Age Friendly Communities Program at the San Diego Foundation. The grant will move San Diego towards becoming an Age Friendly/Livable Community for All Ages, a designation of the World Health Organization and AARP.

CARR founders: Selder and Murphy
In collaboration with Civic Knowledge, a San Diego-based, California benefit corporation, CARR will identify capacity and affordability of assisted living in San Diego County.

Through this research and analysis, the project’s findings will allow families, service providers, local and regional governments to understand the gaps and policy issues posing barriers to achieving an age-friendly region for seniors and disabled adults. This seminal work for the region’s every growing number of 65+ residents is imperative as community collaborations strive to create affordable housing and care solutions.

About CARR:
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is a San Diego-based consumer advocacy not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving resident care in California’s assisted living facilities through customer education, and increasing industry accountability.

Since 2009 CARR has supplied San Diego seniors, families, professionals, government agencies and officials with evidence-based information and analysis on aging trends in long term care, research on local assisted living facilities and resources on advocating for resident rights and obtaining accountability.

CARR is a 2014 recipient of the First Amendment Coalition’s Free Speech and Open Government Award, sponsor of AB 1523 (Atkins legislation (Statutes of 2014, Chapter 205), and San Diego County’s contractor for the Choose Well program (HHSA/AIS).

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*Photo Caption: CARR Co-Founders C Selder and C Murphy.