A few felt that national standards could be useful as long as they are put forth as a model and not mandated.
National standards can be used as a platform to build on. We do not want national regulations. With regard to disclosure requirements, a model would be helpful, but it should not be required.
We can handle regulations at the state level. Model regulations could be helpful. But until North Carolina separates our adult home populations--stops mixing types of residents--I guarantee that model regulations won't help.
It would be very helpful to consumers to have a rating system for adult care homes because it's so hard for them to evaluate what's available. It's much easier in the nursing home. A model of quality would be a good thing, and a system to measure how individual providers stack up against the model.