Elderly Care

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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

This article first appeared in U-T San Diego.

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Assisted Living Home Probes Too Slow, Say Complaints

This article first appeared in U-T San Diego.

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Lawmakers hear assisted-living concerns

This article originally appeared in the U-T San Diego

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Investigative reports spark hearings on assisted living homes

Three key committees of the California Legislature will hold hearings Feb. 11 in Sacramento to probe problems with assisted living homes in the state.

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Search assisted living violations data for SD County

U-T Watchdog, as a public service, requested from the California Department of Social Services citation data for local assisted- living homes, from 2008 through May of this year. 

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Assisted living fines often go uncollected

When the California Department of Social Services issues fines to assisted living homes for failing to properly care for elderly residents, the owners are told to pay

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Medical errors plague care homes

At least 80 times in recent years, employees at San Diego County assisted living homes overlooked serious medical issues, gave the wrong medication or otherwise failed to properly care for vulnerable seniors.

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