In April SeniorHomes.com unveiled a new feature for San Antonio senior living communities: inspection surveys that, when paired with a tour of the community, can give seniors and their families a complete picture of how a community operates and cares for its residents. Though summaries of these inspections are available through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) website, consumers weren’t able to see what specific statutes a community failed to follow. Now consumers can see those statutes and whether a community is fixing a problem or allowing it to persist.
Building upon our goal of creating a one-stop place to review a community’s cost, amenities and inspection history without having to visit multiple websites, SeniorHomes.com is pleased to announce that inspection surveys are now available for Sacramento senior living communities. The data displayed for communities is a combination of summary available from the state and inspection reports we obtained as a public records request from the Department of Social Services. Currently the only way consumers can view these inspection reports is by visiting a regional office or asking the community.
At this time we are piloting this feature for senior living communities in Sacramento, and we want to hear your feedback as to whether including the inspection records are helpful in your search. To view the inspection records of a Sacramento community, visit our Sacramento Assisted Living page. Clicking on the “State Records” tab allows you to see all the licensed communities and where they rank in terms of deficiencies. To see the inspection history for a specific community, click on the “Communities” tab and click on “Get Info” for any community. On the community’s profile page, click on the “Records” tab to see how this community’s deficiency history ranks against others and its deficiencies.
Our goal is to post the inspection records for all licensed communities within California and eventually other states as well. Please let us know of improvements we can make in displaying the inspection records or if you want to know more information about a community, such as whether it has received fines. To learn more about how assisted living communities are licensed and inspected in California, visit SeniorHomes.com’s State Licensing Center.