Congratulations to the 2016 AHCA Not for Profit Program of the Year Award winner
Chaparral House, Berkeley
Pictured left, KJ Page, administrator
Complete list of the 2016 AHCA Quality Award Winners
What Does it Take to Be the Best?
Lori Cooper, administrator at Stonebrook Healthcare Center in Concord, the first California facility to win an American Health Care Association Gold Quality Award in 2014 has some tips in this short video.
2014 AHCA Quality Award Winners
Long Term Care Needs on the Rise
ccording to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, four in 10 Baby Boomers will need to access some form of long-term care services during their lifetime. 2014 Report
Did you Know?
Most people - 82 percent - who are admitted to skilled nursing facilities receive care and rehabilitation that enables them to be discharged within 90 days. Source: 2014 OSHPD Utilization Data
California is ranked 10th best in the nation in the amount of state money dedicated to home and community-based services compared to skilled nursing. Source: 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation
SKILLED NURSING IS NOT ASSISTED LIVING
A Guide to Long-Term Care Housing Options
How is assisted living different from skilled nursing? What are continuing care retirement communities? What about six-bed facilities for seniors?
There are many choices when it comes to long-term care for seniors – and different regulations.
Some providers offer medical assistance while others do not. Learn more
Each year, CAHF honors unique programs that enhance quality of life for our residents. See some examples of these award-winning practices here.
Our videos feature a working produce farm at a nursing home in Arroyo Grande, a music program to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medication near San Diego, an ilounge in Concord and other trends and innovations.
If you have a successful resident-centered program in your facility let us know!
PBS Newshour - Coordinated Care Initiative
PBS looks at California's efforts to better manage the health care of older residents who are dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare. Video
CAHF strives to provide a credible, respected voice for long-term care with elected officials, state agencies, stakeholder organizations, print, broadcast and social media.
CAHF also works to improve the public’s understanding of long-term care through ongoing campaigns which include promotion of long-term care issues through the news media, advertising, and partnerships with community groups and related organization.
Above right - In a display of virtual advocacy, staff and residents at Hy-Lond Golden Living Center in Fresno met with Assembly Member Jim Patterson (R) Fresno, in February, 2013. The GOP lawmaker offered congratulations to 60 audience members, following their receipt of a 2012 national Silver Quality Award from the American Health Care Association- one of only four awarded in California. Patterson also connected with a former college professor, who is now a resident at Hy-Lond.
See more pictures of lawmakers and CAHF members