AS OF MAY 2015, WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT NEW ANNOUNCEMENT!
NaCCRA’s final, board-approved draft Bill of Rights for Residents of CCRCs is now available. For more information, see President Dan Seeger’s article on page 3 of the May-June LifeLine.
And here’s more timely news on this topic:
Katherine Pearson is a Pennsylvania State University Law Professor with a special interest in the protection of CCRC residents. For years, she has advocated legislative enactment of Resident Bills of Rights, including testimony at the July 2010 hearing on Continuing Care Retirement Communities conducted by the U. S. Senate Committee on Aging.
Dan Seeger, NaCCRA’s President, has added to Professor Pearson’s work by making residents’ rights a NaCCRA priority.
In part as a tribute to Professor Pearson, but also in recognition of the challenges involved in elevating the rights of residents in CCRCs, this page includes a compendium of efforts to shield residents from second-class treatment in CCRCs.
The materials below reflect the work of Ms. Pearson and others. NOTE: The links marked *** will take you away from this site to view Pearson’s biographical information, writings and video on other web sites.
- Katherine Pearson Professional Background *** (See links to her many excellent publications and other media in “Pearson’s Publications” and “Pearson in the Media” at the bottom of that page.)
- Katherine Pearson ARTICLE “Modern Face of Senior Living: Residents with Cause” ***
- Katherine Pearson RADIO INTERVIEW: “Task force recommendations to protect older Americans” (December 2014)
- Katherine Pearson VIDEO: Resident Rights and Resident Responsibilities *** (Connecticut, November 2012)
- Katherine Pearson Article: The Right Time for a Resident Bill of Rights (NaCCRA’s LifeLine newsletter, Sept-Oct 2010)
- Katherine Pearson testimony et al. to a working group studying CCRCs for the Virginia Housing Commission (November 2012)
- Katherine Pearson Symposium on the Future of Elder Law (Pennsylvania Bar Assn. Quarterly, April 2011)
Bills of Rights for CCRC residents have already been enacted in these states:
- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform: Rights of Residents in a CCRC
- California Resident Rights as incorporated into a contract
- California Legislated CCRC Bill of Rights at 1771.7