22 Jan: Karcher Resolution To Protect Residents At Continuing Care Facilities Clears Senate

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Ellen Karcher designed to urge Governor Jon Corzine to reactivate and add public members to the Continuing Care Advisory Council, which monitors and regulates nursing homes and other continuing care facilities, was unanimously approved today by the full Senate.

“As the baby boomers age, many of them will be looking for alternate housing and living arrangements in the coming years,” said Senator Karcher, D-Mercer and Monmouth. “Expanding the membership of the Council would allow us to gain a clear idea of the role of continued care and retirement communities here in New Jersey, and it would help keep the lines of communication open so that any issues would be promptly resolved.”