SB-648 Sample Support Letter

If submitting electronically, please copy the text below, and we encourage you to add your personal stories and perspective to it. If submitting by mail you can DOWNLOAD A WORD FILE to edit and print out. DATE Senate Appropriations CommitteeState Capitol, Room 2206Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: SB 648 – Enriched Care Adult Residential Facility Pilot Program Dear Senator (name): The (organization name) is in support of SB 648 by Senator Hurtado to establish the Enriched Care Adult Residential Facility pilot program to promote the sustainability of essential residential care facilities that serve recipients who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (SSI/SSP) benefits.  There is a diminishing supply of Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) and Residential Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) that accept SSI/SSP recipients.  This loss of capacity has been attributed to the low SSI/SSP rate and increasing value of real estate, coupled with the other costs associated with operating 24-hour residential facilities.

AB-665 Sample Support Letter

If submitting electronically, please copy the text below, and we encourage you to add your personal stories and perspective to it. If submitting by mail you can DOWNLOAD A WORD FILE to edit and print out. DATE The Honorable (insert title, name)State Capitol Building, Room 4140Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: AB 665- RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES for the ELDERLY: internet access Dear Assemblymember (name): On behalf of [NAME OF ORGANIZATION], I am writing in support of AB 665- Residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE): resident rights: internet access, which would require a RCFE with existing internet service to provide at least one common internet access tool.

AB-665 Fact Sheet

During the pandemic, residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) took necessary measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. This involved restricting physical contact and social interaction for their residents. However, these measures can cause residents to experience isolation and loneliness. This bill would require a facility with existing internet service to have available at least one internet access tool with videoconference technology.