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Assisted living reforms are coming


Last updated 1/30/2014 at Noon

Marie Waldron (R-75th District)

Better medical care, improved nutrition and other factors have greatly lengthened our life spans over the last hundred years. Since the turn of the 20th century, life expectancy has increased from 47 to roughly 78 years. Unfortunately, one downside of living longer is an increasing need to care for the elderly as their physical and mental health declines.

Recently, I joined a bi-partisan group of legislators to announce the introduction of a package of bills designed to end abuses that have occurred in some of California’s assisted living facilities. Families should have confidence that...

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