Elderly Care

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Bill by bill: Assisted living reform package

The California Legislature has acted on 17 bills proposed this year to reform regulation of assisted living homes. This chart shows what bills legislators have passed or rejected, and which have been signed so far by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Bills to boost oversight of assisted living homes pending

Ten bills that tighten state oversight of assisted living homes are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature, the most significant overhaul since regulations were first enacted in 1985.

Sponsors Withdraw Support of Bill Raising Fines on Assisted Living Homes

The two sponsors of a bill to increase fines imposed on assisted living homes in California withdrew their support Tuesday, following a behind-the-scenes revision of the legislation.

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Senate panel oks raising top fine on assisted living centers to 15k

The maximum fine for health and safety violations at assisted-living centers would grow 100-fold under overhaul legislation approved by a key Senate committee on Thursday.

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Bill to hike care-home fines faces key test

A bill that would significantly raise fines on assisted living facilities that violate state law faces a showdown vote in Sacramento Thursday as key players seek a compromise to keep it alive.

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Bill requiring insurance at elder-care sites ok'd

The state Assembly voted 69-2 Monday to require assisted-living homes to carry liability insurance, a victory for Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, who spearheaded the bill as part of a legislative effort to improve care provided in such homes.

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Overhaul of assisted living faces hurdles

A group of 15 bills to toughen state oversight of California’s assisted living industry is facing new challenges from owners of small facilities who say the measures would cause homes to close, leaving seniors with fewer options.

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Status of assisted living bills

Reforms proposed by legislators face test this week.

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Getting ready for emergency care for the elderly

There is no dispute here – the elderly are coming and in unprecedented numbers. Their arrival promises to have a lasting impact on California’s health system.

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County Approves Care-Home Reforms

San Diego County officials launched an effort to protect residents of assisted living centers on Tuesday, increasing oversight staff, focusing prosecutions and partnering to offer more site-specific information for consumers.

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