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News Coverage of the RCFE Crisis


10/09/15 Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill stemming from 2013 Castro Valley care home case
Mercury News
12/25/14 Mercury News editorial: California still failing after Valley Springs care home disaster
Mercury News
09/05/14 Non-Profit Pushes to Reform Assisted Living in California
California Report
09/02/14 State of neglect: Protection still weak for elders in care homes
SF Gate
08/30/14 Promised care-home reform laws lose momentum
SF Gate
08/29/14 Assisted living reform bills await Brown
U-T San Diego
08/29/14 Bill by bill: Assisted living reform package
U-T San Diego
08/21/14 California Stalls Three Assisted Living Overhaul Bills
Senior Housing News
08/21/14 In California, Some Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter
ProPublica
08/01/14 Overhaul of assisted living faces hurdles
U-T San Diego
05/04/14 Political Blotter: Senate OKs bills on care-home inspections, soda warning labels
San Jose Mercury News
04/04/14 County Pulse: State bills call for tougher regulation of residential elder care facilities
The Modesto Bee
03/09/14 Assisted Living Home Probes Too Slow, Say Complaints
U-T San Diego
02/20/14 California state agency dysfunction blocking dissemination of residential care home information
Contra Costa Times
02/20/14 Fremont legislator seeks to bolster rights of care home residents
Contra Costa Times
02/18/14 City attorney: Assisted-care facilities abused, punished residents
LA Times
02/18/14 Calif. Long-Term Care Facility Database Is Out-of-Date, Inadequate
California Health Line
02/15/14 California provides scant information to families looking for residential elderly care
Contra Costa Times
02/15/14 Legislative package aimed at improving elderly residential care in California
Contra Costa Times
02/12/14 Senate Committee Hearings Review Assisted-Living Center Problems
California Health Line
02/05/14 Susan Meister: Assisted living legislation getting help
The Monterey County Herald

01/30/14 Assisted living reforms are coming
The Village News

01/29/14 County to crack down on shoddy assisted living homes
U-T San Diego

01/24/14 "Granny cams" latest solution to tackling rise in nursing home abuse
Digital Journal

01/24/14 Block to Introduce Bill for Oversight Reforms of Elderly Care Facilities
East County Magazine

01/23/14 Officials, advocates at odds over how California should handle caregiver abuse cases
The Center for Investigative Reporting

01/23/14 California Working to Improve Assisted Living Sites
ProPublica

01/22/14 In California, a Raft of Measures to Improve Conditions and Oversight of Assisted Living
ProPublica

01/19/14 How State's Failures Put 2 Care Homes' Residents at Risk
San Francisco Chronicle

01/18/14 State Care-Home Regulators Under Fire
San Francisco Chronicle

01/13/14 Legislators Introduce Bills to Oversee Senior Care Homes
KTVU

12/31/13 In Churn of Assisted Living Deals, An Island of Misery
ProPublica

12/18/13 Medical Errors Plague Care Homes
Center for Health Reporting & U-T San Diego

12/18/13 Rules Let Sicker Clients Into Living Centers
Center for Health Reporting
11/25/13 State Never Examined Castro Valley Senior Homeowner's Dismal Record
San Jose Mercury News

11/21/13 In California, $1 Million in Unpaid Fines for Assisted Living Centers
ProPublica

11/18/13 Alameda County: Assisted Living Reform Advocates Hope New Director Will Overhaul State's Licensing Agency
San Jose Mercury News
11/13/13 Time for Accountability for Castro Valley Care Home Fiasco
Contra Costa Times

11/03/13 With Good Info Hard to Find, Castro Valley Senior Home Residents Left in the Dark
San Jose Mercury News
10/29/13 Elderly, at Risk, and Haphazardly Protected
ProPublica

10/22/13

Sacramento caregiver to stand trial in death of 88-year-old
Sacramento Bee

09/09/13 Deadly Neglect: A U-T special report
Center for Health Reporting & U-T San Diego

07/30/13 Life and Death in Assisted Living
PBS Frontline

03/14/13 Accused caregiver had trail of trouble
Sacramento Bee