SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Christina L. Selder, Principal Investigator and co-founder of CARR (Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform) presented in the Assisted Living Issues of Quality and Translations to Nursing Homes session of the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting being held November 16 – 20, 2016 in New Orleans, La. Her presentation, entitled “How Can Quality in Assisted Living Be Measured,” reports on the methods and findings of the County of San Diego’s innovative program to develop a rating system for assisted living facilities.
The County contracted with CARR to conduct a six-month pilot program to develop a rating system tailored to reflect compliance with California’s Title 22 regulations for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). The RCFE rating system provides consumers with easy access to objective information and context about care and services delivered to residents.
The rating system developed is grounded in original research, understandings, and insights about California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing’s citation practices and protocols.
California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing has regulatory oversight of nearly 7,500 RCFEs. This agency is responsible for conducting inspections, complaint investigations, and other related oversight visits, and generates public records publishing the findings of the state’s assessment of facility compliance with the relevant Title 22 regulations.
Ms. Selder holds a MS degree in Gerontology from San Diego State University, and is an accomplished speaker on California’s assisted living care model, as well as an experienced researcher in RCFE public records.
About Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform:
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving resident care in assisted living facilities by educating consumers and increasing industry accountability.
More information: http://rcfereform.org/.