Navigation Links
Left in the Dark and Facing Thousands in Rent Increases, Elderly Atria Senior Living Residents Protest; Call for Improvements
Date:1/30/2008

As Gov. Threatens Cuts to State Assisted Living Inspections, Rents Soar and Problems Abound at State's Largest Senior Living Provider

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elderly residents at Atria Senior Living's Covell Gardens facility continued their protests over exorbitant rent increases on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Residents and family members detailed how skyrocketing rents have affected them, and pointed to recent problems with care and services at the facility.

Atria Senior Living is California's largest senior living provider and is owned by an investment fund affiliated with the Lazard group of companies, including Lazard Ltd., a Wall Street firm that manages more than $140 billion. Atria operates more than 130 facilities nationwide, and many residents question if these increases are simply going to line the pockets of Wall Street managers and CEOs.

Atria residents already pay thousands of dollars per month for residency, costs that are compounded by additional fees for basic care like medication management, bathing, and help with dressing. Residents report that this is the second consecutive year of at least 8 percent increases.

But residents say that these high costs aren't going to resident care and safety.

"For two days our family members lived in the dark and cold because Atria didn't have a back-up generator," said Christine Donnelly, whose father lives at Atria Covell Gardens. "Costs are skyrocketing, but the money shouldn't be used to line the pockets of Wall Street CEOs, we need real improvements to care and safety."

Amid soaring rate hikes and problems with care and services at assisted living facilities like Atria's, Governor Schwarzenegger is proposing cuts to the state Department of Social Services, which licenses the facilities. The cuts would reduce the percentage of facilities chosen randomly for state inspections each year by more than 50 percent.

More at http://www.improveassistedliving.org/

The Campaign to Improve Assisted Living is an SEIU Healthcare campaign that unites assisted living caregivers with residents, family members, and senior advocates to stand for quality services for seniors and a voice on the job for caregivers. More than1 million healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and in-home care have united in SEIU Healthcare for quality care and quality jobs.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Campaign to Improve Assisted Living; SEIU Healthcare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Ascension Orthopedics Launches the TITAN(TM) Humeral Resurfacing Device World Wide
2. Massachusetts Teacher Facing Unaffordable Mandatory Health Insurance Speaks Out Against CA Mandate Proposal
3. Experts Available to Discuss World AIDS Day, HIV/AIDS Issues Facing America
4. Higher-risk kidneys may help solve organ shortage facing older adults
5. Catholic Charities USA to Release Report on November 15th that Shows Challenges Facing Americas Poor
6. Latest Edition of Ripon Forum Highlights Schwarzeneggers Leadership on Another Challenge Facing his State - Health Care
7. U.S. Pharmacopeia 8th Annual MEDMARX(R) Report Indicates Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Drugs Lead to Thousands of Medication Errors Nationwide
8. Thousands Receive Assistance From American Red Cross Mental Health Workers Organization Provides Tips, Resources in Wake of California Wildfires
9. Los Angeles Red Cross Aids Thousands of Wildfire Evacuees
10. Thousands of Public Health Experts to Address Leading Issues at APHA Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-7
11. Those With Disabilities as Well as Aging Population Throughout Country Now Have Access to Thousands of Specialized Products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an ... showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American ... to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of ... announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 ... Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one ... an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal ... controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare of ... Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , have ... service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider access ... 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... used to measure lung function for a variety of ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the ... chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk ... 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly ... ... Performance Index ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... -- ... Washington DC ... 12 th – Monday, September 18 th .The Brain Tumor Foundation ... scans to the public.Where:  BTF,s Mobile MRI Unit ... Street NW, Washington, D.C.What:BTF brings its nationwide initiative, the Road to Early ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: