The assisted living data presented on CalQualityCare.org is the result of efforts by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF SBS/IHA), a nonprofit and public educational institution dedicated to improving health care quality.
UCSF SBS/IHA publishes CalQualityCare.org and oversees the development and maintenance of this website. UCSF SBS/IHA is also responsible for aggregating the data and compiling the ratings.
UCSF SBS/IHA is dedicated to advancing knowledge of health, illness, and medical illness through theory and research that evaluates the organization, financing, and delivery of health care; and to examine the broad dynamics of health policy and health care services. For more information, visit https://nursing.ucsf.edu/about/departments/social-and-behavioral-sciences.
The data on CalQualityCare.org come from the following California state and United States federal government sources, as well as from recognized accrediting organizations. The data have been gathered in various ways — including facility visits, self-reported data, and information submitted by clients or family members — and at different times. The data on CalQualityCare.org are updated quarterly with the most current information available.
Consumers should pay attention to the date data were collected, which can be accessed through the “more information” popup boxes found next to the data on each provider’s profile page (represented by a question mark button). While we make every effort to ensure the data are as current as possible, we are limited by how often the state and federal governments gather the information.
The data sources for assisted living facilities are:
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities & the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC)
- All other data: Community Care Licensing Division, California Department of Social Services (CA DSS)
About the Ratings
CalQualityCare.org does not give performance ratings for assisted living, congregate living health facilities, continuing care retirement communities, adult day health care, or adult day care because these providers are subject to different standards that do not allow for collecting similar performance data. As data on these facilities become available, ratings will be assigned to those providers.