The following tools and information are intended to help Assisted Living communities provide the best care and service possible. Much of this information is available to CALA members only. For more information on becoming a CALA member, click here.
Acute Care Transfer Log | Admission Agreements | CALA Alerts | CALA Bulletins | CALA News & Views | CALA Publications | Compensation Study | Comprehensive Compliance Audit | Consumer Disclosure Statement | Criminal Background Check Clearance | Crisis Communication Strategies | Dementia Care Resources | Disaster Preparedness | DSS Resources | End Of Life Resources | Health Care Reform | Legal Library | Medication Management FAQ | Moore Diversified Services Guest Articles | Ombudsman Information | OSHA | Rate History Increase Disclosure | Resident Falls | Search for a Product or Service | SSI/SSP Rates | The Voice of Assisted Living
Acute Care Transfer Log
Hospitals want to know that Assisted Living can help keep readmission rates down. Download this log and learn how to use it to track emergency room transfers.
Ensuring you are using a complete and current admission agreement protects both the provider and resident by helping to maintain communication and mutual understanding from the beginning. A comprehensive checklist of necessary components is provided by Hanson Bridgett, LLP. This document was last updated December 2011.
Sent on a regular basis, these CALA Alerts contain information on best practices, regulatory and legislative updates, and other pertinent information for keeping your business current and operating the most efficiently.
CALA members can access past issues of the CALA Bulletin here. This newsletter was published 10 times per year, and is still one of the best resources for accurate and up-to-date information pertaining to RCFE's in California.
CALA News & Views
CALA members can access past issues of the CALA News & Views here. This quarterly magazine centers around current issues for Assisted Living. With articles about regulations, best practices, and legal advice, it's a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest in Assisted Living.
These print resources are available for sale and include a variety of information designed to aid Assisted Living providers and inform the greater community. Publications include the MCI Brochure, Consumer Guide, Choosing Assisted Living Guide for Care Professionals, Criminal Background Check Clearance Guide, and Compensation Study. Special member pricing!
Available September 21! Setting fair and competitive wages is critical to employee recruitment and retention. This CALA’s Assisted Living Compensation Report will provide not only data specific to assisted living providers, but breakdowns by community size and by geographic regions within the state.
Comprehensive Compliance Audit
Has it been a while since your community has been visited by CCLD? Wondering where you stand with regulations? Want to make sure that your community is in full compliance? Request a copy of CALA’s Compliance Self-Audit Tool.
Consumer Disclosure Statement
An updated sample disclosure statement, a general guide designed to help consumers make informed choices about the care and services provided in different Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) settings.
Criminal Background Check Clearance
This information includes an overview of the fingerprinting process, as well as ordering information for CALA’s guide, available only to CALA members.
Crisis Communication Strategies
CALA’s series to help build a proactive communications strategy is available to members. Don’t be caught off guard. Download these valuable tools today.
Dementia Care Resources
Information on dementia care regulations, CALA related articles, and recommended dementia care practices from the Alzheimer's Association.
A resource guide for helping Assisted Living communities be prepared above and beyond what is required.
Links to Title 22 regulations, DSS Implementation plans, Technical Support guides and other publications that are intended to help Assisted Living communities comply with law and regulation.
End of Life Resources
Information about hospice care in Assisted Living, as well as POLST forms and links to other organizations.
Health Care Reform
This collection of resources will help guide you as CALA examines how health care reform will affect Assisted Living providers, residents, and employees.
Legal Updates from 2007 to the present, published in both the CALA Update and CALA Bulletin, are archived here. If you are looking for a legal article published before 2007, please contact the CALA office.
Medication Management FAQ
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about medication management in Assisted Living, including the handling of specific medicines, hospice care, and training.
Moore Diversified Services - Guest Articles
Articles written by Jim Moore of Moore Diversified Services, exclusively for CALA Members.
CALA members can access information released by the State Ombudsman office here.
OSHA's Emphasis on Assisted Living
California Assisted Living communities may be subject to inspection by Cal/OSHA. CALA has put together information which will help you and your employees understand OSHA’s requirements of Assisted Living and the inspection process.
Rate History Increase Disclosure
A new law, effective January 31, 2009 requires Assisted Living providers to prepare a document disclosing average monthly rate increases, inclusive of rates for living units and service fees, over the previous three years. Includes a copy of the bill and information from a CALA hosted, members only webinar.
A pdf file of the DSS memo regarding how RCFEs should respond to resident falls.
Search for a Product or Service
Search a directory of CALA’s associate members. These companies provide a variety of products and services to help Assisted Living communities provide the best care and service possible.
Information on 2013 SSI/SSP reimbursement rates.
The Voice of Assisted Living
CALA has prepared materials so you can be The Voice of Assisted Living in your local communities. Use the information here when you speak before community organizations, service groups or other local business affiliations.