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Staying Connected

Sharing News, Updates, and Stories from CiminoCare

We feel it is essential to share current events; innovations in care; and personal stories of those who make CiminoCare such a special company, including management, staff, residents, and families. We hope you’ll find the following articles to not only be educational, but also a indication of what we feel is important, inspiring, and entertaining. We truly enjoy caring for Seniors and like to share what we do to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.

CiminoCare supports Assisted Living Waiver expansion

CiminoCare Supports Revived Legislative Effort to Expand California’s Assisted Living Waiver Program

While the expansion of the Assisted Living Waiver easily passed last year, it was nevertheless vetoed by Governor Brown. It is presumed that the reason for which is that the Administration felt it should be reviewed year by year on a budgetary cycle. Today the cap is at 5,700 and the wait list has grown to over 4,000. Mark Cimino, CEO of CiminoCare, has joined (see letter below) California Assisted Living Association and many others, in supporting the new bill presented by Assembly Member Ash Kalra, AB 50, will once again request the expansion of the program from its current limit to 18,500 and expand the program state wide. The bill will be heard this coming Tuesday, April 23rd, before the Assembly Health Committee.

A basic tenant of the ALW program is “cost-neutrality,” which means the program should not add cost to the state, but would either be neutral, or actually produce savings. Thus, there is no reason not to expand this program and bring choice to more Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

AB 50 will also ensure there is wait list transparency, so people will know their position on the list and when they are likely to reach the top and ensure adequate reimbursement to Assisted Living providers delivering these services.

For those interested in sending letters of support, please see Mr. Cimino’s letter below and feel free to use as a template and modify per your own experience or concerns. The instructions for uploading letters to the committee are as follows:

  1. Go to the following website: https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/
  2. Create an account by filling out the required information
  3. A password will be emailed to you once you have completed creating the account.
  4. Use your email and password to log in and submit your letters

CiminoCare Letter to Assembly Committee
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If you are not able to submit a letter using the online portal, please use these fax numbers:
916-319-2127 or 916-319-3902

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