The State of Arizona provides some truly outstanding resources for those researching assisted living here. AZ Care Check offers facility information, inspections reports and more for Long-Term Care Facilities including Assisted Living. It also provides a means for residents, family member or staff of Assisted Living Facilities to file a complaint.
At this time the AZ Care Check site looks like this:
You will notice that in the sidebar, there is a section for “Online Complaint Forms.” Here is where you can go to file a complaint against a Long-Term Care facility anywhere in Arizona.
You can choose a category of care including:
- Residential Care Facilities
- Long-Term Care Facilities
- Group Homes
and much more.
For our example here, I’ll choose Long-Term Care facilities.
You’ll be taken to an Online Complaints Forms page that looks like this:
You will most likely go to either the Long Term Care section, or the Residential section, which contains the complaint forms for:
- Assisted Living Centers
- Assisted Living Homes
- Adult Foster Care Homes
Again, for this example, I’ll visit the ‘Residential’ section and then choose Assisted Living Homes. This will take you to a page for Residential Licensing – Online Complaint Submittal Form.
Selecting “Start” after reading the intro, you will be taken to a page that starts the online form and reporting process. There are 3 steps. The first step looks like this:
Step 2 looks like this:
Step 3 looks like this:
Can I Submit My Complaint Anonymously?
You’ll notice that there is a checkbox that indicates that you are wanting to submit your complaint anonymously. The answer is, technically “yes” but you still need to enter a name in case more information is needed. it is explained on the site like this:
There is a spot to indicate whether release of your name will result in substantial harm. Selecting “Yes” here will ask you to describe more about the harm that is believed may occur.
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