- Santa Clara Dementia Care Symposium coming February 6
CANHR is bringing its popular traveling dementia care symposium to Santa Clara on February 6, 2014. The day will be dedicated to teaching care partners a person-centered approach to care that is focused on providing comfort instead of sedating drugs. Dr. Jonathan Evans, the President of the American Medical Directors Association, will be speaking. Co-sponsored with the Alzheimer's Association and the long-term Care Ombudsman programs of Santa Clara, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties. Lunch and CEU credits will be provided.
Click here to see the event flyer
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- $2.2 Billion Johnson & Johnson Settlement Sends New Warning: Antipsychotic Drugs Should Not Be Used to Treat Dementia
In response to the recent $2.2 billion settlement with Johnson and Johnson for mismarketing the antipsychotic drug Risperdal for elderly people with dementia, CANHR and other long term care consumer advocates released the following statement.
Click here to read the statement
(posted November 22nd, 2013)
- CANHR Releases Report on Residential Care in California: Unsafe, Unregulated & Unaccountable
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) is releasing the attached report on the crisis in care at California's 7,500 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). The recent abandonment of 14 bedridden residents at Valley Springs Manor in Castro Valley highlights the serious problems in oversight and enforcement. With this report and its recommendations, we call upon Community Care Licensing, the agency responsible for regulatory oversight and enforcement of the RCFE laws, to reclaim its role as a consumer protection agency. We also call upon California legislators and the Department of Social Services to address this crisis in care and to create a new model of care where the health and safety of residents takes priority.
Click Here for a copy of the Report
(posted October 30th, 2013)
- Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Unrepresented Nursing Home Residents from Physician and Staff Abuses
A lawsuit filed Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Alameda Superior Court against the California Department of Public Health (DPH) on behalf of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) and several nursing home residents seeks to find unconstitutional a California law that permits nursing homes residents to be found incompetent and administered mind-altering drugs, placed in physical restraints, have life sustaining treatment ended and denied due process if they seem not to have a “surrogate” or anyone to assist them in opposing such treatment decisions.
Read More for the full press release
Click here for a copy of the complaint
(posted October 22nd, 2013)
- CANHR is pleased to announce that Governor Brown has signed AB 140 into law
AB 140 gives a new definition for California's undue influence statute, which has not been changed since its enactment way back in 1872.
(posted October 11th, 2013)
- CANHR co-sponsored bill, SB 272 (Corbett) signed into law
SB 272 protects senior veterans from misleading advertising that uses emblems, insignias, symbols or anything that can be reasonably interpreted or construed as implying any federal military, state military, military veteran, or military or veteran services organization connection, approval, or without their express approval.
(posted October 11th, 2013)
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