March 25, 2013
McGeorge School of Law's Institute for Administrative Justice, in conjunction with Professor Katherine Pearson of the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, presented the program "Legal Rights and Responsibilities in California Continuing Care Retirement Communities" on March 21.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are an important component of the national senior living market. This program provided a timely opportunity to discuss the challenges and to examine California regulations and laws that affect CCRCs with a special focus on residents' rights and responsibilities.
This program included presentations by multiple stakeholders, including residents, providers, regulators, and financing experts. Issues included how to handle "entrance fee" models, whether residents should have voting rights on governing boards, and how to address rising costs.
Speakers included Assembly member Mariko Yamada, Chair of the California Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, and Shannon Armstrong, an attorney whose firm successfully represented the residents of a continuing care retirement community in Rogue Valley Manor Resident Steering Committee v. Pacific Retirement Services, Inc.
This program will be available to view online soon.