A Report on Community Residential Care for the Elderly

Report #92, January 1989

OVERVIEW

One in every six residential care facilities is unlicensed and the backlogged, time-consuming licensing process encourages operators to begin their businesses with no licenses. The report also notes that an increased fine structure recommended in earlier Commission reports is either not used at all by the State or is enforced so haphazardly that it’s deterrent effect is little.

This report makes 11 findings and 10 recommendations regarding the elimination of unlicensed facilities, enforcement of existing laws, and the education and training of facility staff.