Residents’ Rights

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:

Read an analysis of the 2015 California Bill of Rights extension

Announcing Residents’ Rights Month 2015: CARE Matters

Specific positions for CCRC residents


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Prof. Katherine Pearson

Prof. Katherine Pearson

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.


Bills of Rights for CCRC residents have already been enacted in these states:

CALIFORNIA


FLORIDA


MASSACHUSETTS


NORTH CAROLINA


PENNSYLVANIA