Our Assisted Living Licensing Office is working hard to get the message out about important (and exciting) changes taking place in the program, like our new Online Renewal System. Representatives from the Office are meeting with the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers, the Long Term Care Ombudsman, Adult Protective Services, AHCCCS, the Foundation for Senior Living, and the Arizona Board of Nursing, as well as various Assisted Living provider organizations, to give short presentations about the office and ways that we can work with the community and other agencies to protect the health and safety of Assisted Living residents throughout the State. In addition to discussing changes in the Office, these networking meetings will help those organizations help us when we have facilities in need of our assistance.
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Last month, the City of Phoenix submitted a complaint against a supervisory care center in Phoenix, alleging neglect of the residents. Our team from Assisted Living Licensing worked with the Phoenix Police Department, Phoenix Fire Department, and a Phoenix neighborhood association to conduct an investigation of the supervisory care center. The investigation substantiated that approximately 50 residents were experiencing neglect. The owner was cooperative, and agreed to our request to relinquish the license. The residents were all relocated and their care was monitored until this could safely be accomplished. The Division of Behavioral Health Services, AHCCCS, Attorney General’s Office, the Long Term Care Ombudsman, Adult Protective Services, and Magellan all worked with our Licensing Team to respond to this urgent need.
Thanks to everyone for their hard work in helping protect the health and safety of the residents but especially Rosey Diaz, Christy Neal, Ellie Strang, Zakiya Torkwase, Jim Tiffany, Brenda Robbins, Idalia Brown, and Bob Sorce!