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SB 1228 could allow for more “kinder, gentler” person-centered care facilities to be built in California

via 89.3FM KPCC

“[Green House Homes offer] an individually tailored environment and experience so someone doesn’t feel as if they’re trapped in a long, pale green hallway of an institution” says Gary Passmore, Vice President and Director of the Congress of California Seniors, which supports a bill being introduced in California by Democratic Senator Elaine Alquist.  The bill, SB 1228, would provide a new licensing category so more person-centered care facilities can operate in the state of California.

To read more about the positive impact the SB 1228 bill will make in the state of California and for additional commentary from Gary Passmore, click here.

Tell us what you think about this exciting new development in California Legislature!

SB 1228 could allow for more "kinder, gentler" person-centered care facilities to be built in California

via 89.3FM KPCC

“[Green House Homes offer] an individually tailored environment and experience so someone doesn’t feel as if they’re trapped in a long, pale green hallway of an institution” says Gary Passmore, Vice President and Director of the Congress of California Seniors, which supports a bill being introduced in California by Democratic Senator Elaine Alquist.  The bill, SB 1228, would provide a new licensing category so more person-centered care facilities can operate in the state of California.

To read more about the positive impact the SB 1228 bill will make in the state of California and for additional commentary from Gary Passmore, click here.

Tell us what you think about this exciting new development in California Legislature!

California Senate Committee approves a new nursing home licensing category that would allow Green House homes in the state

via CaliforniaHealthline.org 

“It puts the ‘home’ back into nursing home.”  That’s how California Senator Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) described SB 1228 when addressing the Senate Committee on Health this week.

The bill would create a new health facility licensing category for a small house skilled nursing facility that is either a standalone home or consists of more than one home providing skilled nursing care in a noninstitutional setting.

David Pierce of Mt. San Antonio Gardens, a continuing care center in Pomona, explained that his organization has been pursing approval to build a Green House home for years.

Find out what needs to happen next for full approval in California and let us know what you think!