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AZ Carecheck

By | November 14th, 2011|General, Licensing|

It’s been a while since I mentioned to you that our Division of Licensing has a really good web site called AZ Care Check.  Our website provides a 3 year history of survey results, complaint investigation results and if any of our licensed facilities (nursing homes, assisted living, hospital and other medical facilities, childcare or [...]

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Assisted Living Team Makes a Difference

By | July 26th, 2011|General, Licensing|

A survey team from our assisted living office went into an Assisted Living Center in Mesa in response to multiple complaints and concerns from family, residents and from the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) providers last December.   As a result of the four day inspection, the facility was put on a provisional license pending [...]

Providing Transparent Inspection Results is a Key to Effective Compliance

By | June 29th, 2011|Licensing|

Our Division of Licensing Services monitors a wide range of facilities including hospitals, assisted living and skilled nursing centers, behavioral health facilities, child care facilities, and group homes for folks with developmental disabilities.  Our teams of surveyors conduct inspections, on-site surveys, and complaint investigations to make sure all of our licensed facilities promote quality care [...]

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Assisted Living Technical Assistance

By | May 3rd, 2011|Licensing|

Residents in our licensed Assisted Living facilities are supposed to have a “service plan” that identifies their care needs and provides information about how the facility intends to meet those needs.  We’ve found that good service plans are crucial in providing quality service, but that facilities sometimes struggle to develop effective plans for all their [...]

Assisted Living Technical Assistance

By | March 8th, 2011|Licensing|

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 [...]

Good work Assisted Living Team

By | February 11th, 2011|Licensing|

We’ve made a strong effort in the past couple years to make sure that we are doing our best to protect the health and safety of people in our licensed facilities.  Whenever possible, we work to help those facilities come into compliance with our rules, but sometimes we have no choice but to drop the [...]

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“Health Tourism”

By | September 15th, 2010|General, Licensing|

I attended the “First Forum of Health and Retirement Tourism” at the beginning of September in Alamos, Sonora.  The meeting was part of a Sonora’s health tourism initiative that’s focused on improving the retirement infrastructure, providing more opportunities for “Baby Boomers” to retire in Sonora.  They also have a goal of building an infrastructure for [...]

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Health and Safety of Residential Clients Protected

By | August 17th, 2010|General|

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 [...]

A Year of Progress at ADHS

By | February 4th, 2010|General, Newborn Screening, Preparedness, Prevention|

We started on this journey together a year ago.  Thanks for being such good traveling companions.  We’ve been through a lot.  We’ve had challenges, fears, anxiety, good times, laughs, & fun.  We’ve sacrificed some of our programs, but we’ve made a great deal of progress too.  Overall- the year was a net plus.  I say [...]