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CANHR "News & Notes" E-Newsletter Archive



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7/3/2018

CANHR News & Notes June 2018

  • End of Life Option Law Reinstated

  • Stricter Nursing Home Complaint Investigation Timelines Take Effect

  • Nursing Homes Evading Increased Minimum Staffing Requirements

  • Congress Demands Release of Secret VA Data on Nursing Homes

  • The State of the Nation's Housing

  • Nursing Home Violation of the Month

  • Nursing Home Residents Threatened by Rollback of Federal Protections

6/8/2018

CANHR News & Notes May 2018

  • Mercury News Exposes Plight of Santa Rosa Assisted Living Facility Residents During Wildfire

  • The Assisted Living Waiver Renewal

  • Judge Orders Los Angeles County to Halt Unlawful Practice of Terminating Patients from Medi-Cal

  • CANHR's Factsheet of the Month

  • Nursing Home Violation of the Month

5/14/2018

CANHR News & Notes April 2018<

  • Did You Know? Nursing Home Residents Can Go Home for the Holidays

  • FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can File a Claim to Get Your Money Back

  • CMS Delays Enforcement of New Federal Nursing Home Requirements

  • Scandal-Ridden Brius to Pay up to $6.9 Million for Illegal Kickback Scheme

  • NPR Story on Horrific Nursing Home Eviction

  • Unintended Consequences -- How Government Policies Led to the "Little Red Pill"

  • An 87-Year-Old Nun Says She was Raped in Her Nursing Home. Here's Why She Couldn't Sue

4/6/2018

CANHR News & Notes March 2018

  • Did You Know? Nursing Home Residents Can Go Home for the Holidays

  • FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can File a Claim to Get Your Money Back

  • CMS Delays Enforcement of New Federal Nursing Home Requirements

  • Scandal-Ridden Brius to Pay up to $6.9 Million for Illegal Kickback Scheme

  • NPR Story on Horrific Nursing Home Eviction

  • Unintended Consequences -- How Government Policies Led to the "Little Red Pill"

  • An 87-Year-Old Nun Says She was Raped in Her Nursing Home. Here's Why She Couldn't Sue

3/9/2018

CANHR News & Notes February 2018

  • Did You Know? Nursing Home Residents Can Go Home for the Holidays

  • FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can File a Claim to Get Your Money Back

  • CMS Delays Enforcement of New Federal Nursing Home Requirements

  • Scandal-Ridden Brius to Pay up to $6.9 Million for Illegal Kickback Scheme

  • NPR Story on Horrific Nursing Home Eviction

  • Unintended Consequences -- How Government Policies Led to the "Little Red Pill"

  • An 87-Year-Old Nun Says She was Raped in Her Nursing Home. Here's Why She Couldn't Sue

2/9/2018

CANHR News & Notes January 2018

  • Did You Know? Nursing Home Residents Can Go Home for the Holidays

  • FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can File a Claim to Get Your Money Back

  • CMS Delays Enforcement of New Federal Nursing Home Requirements

  • Scandal-Ridden Brius to Pay up to $6.9 Million for Illegal Kickback Scheme

  • NPR Story on Horrific Nursing Home Eviction

  • Unintended Consequences -- How Government Policies Led to the "Little Red Pill"

  • An 87-Year-Old Nun Says She was Raped in Her Nursing Home. Here's Why She Couldn't Sue

1/4/2018

CANHR News & Notes December 2017

  • Did You Know? Nursing Home Residents Can Go Home for the Holidays

  • FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can File a Claim to Get Your Money Back

  • CMS Delays Enforcement of New Federal Nursing Home Requirements

  • Scandal-Ridden Brius to Pay up to $6.9 Million for Illegal Kickback Scheme

  • NPR Story on Horrific Nursing Home Eviction

  • Unintended Consequences -- How Government Policies Led to the "Little Red Pill"

  • An 87-Year-Old Nun Says She was Raped in Her Nursing Home. Here's Why She Couldn't Sue

12/5/2017

CANHR News & Notes November 2017

  • How Many Caregivers Does Your Nursing Home Really Have?

  • Fresno Nursing Home Sued for Dumping Resident on Sidewalk of Uninhabitable House

  • Consumer Alert: Treatment of Disaster Assistance for Medi-Cal Eligibility

  • Where do Patients Go When a Troubled Nursing Home Closes? Often, Nowhere Better

  • Will New Nursing Home Inspection System Bring Same Old Results?

  • Lawsuit Takes on Nursing Facility Chain for Illegally Dumping Vulnerable Nursing Facility Residents into Hospitals

  • Medi-Cal Programs to Help You Stay at Home: Using California's Spousal Impoverishment Protections

  • CANHR Honors Super Advocate Lillian Hyatt, MSW.

11/3/2017

CANHR News & Notes October 2017

  • How Many Caregivers Does Your Nursing Home Really Have?

  • Fresno Nursing Home Sued for Dumping Resident on Sidewalk of Uninhabitable House

  • Consumer Alert: Treatment of Disaster Assistance for Medi-Cal Eligibility

  • Where do Patients Go When a Troubled Nursing Home Closes? Often, Nowhere Better

  • Will New Nursing Home Inspection System Bring Same Old Results?

  • Lawsuit Takes on Nursing Facility Chain for Illegally Dumping Vulnerable Nursing Facility Residents into Hospitals

  • Medi-Cal Programs to Help You Stay at Home: Using California's Spousal Impoverishment Protections

  • CANHR Honors Super Advocate Lillian Hyatt, MSW.

10/4/2017

CANHR News & Notes September 2017

  • Are California Nursing Homes Prepared for Emergencies?

  • Families and Residents Defeat Sutter's Attempt to Close St. Luke's Sub-acute Unit

  • Shlomo Rechnitz Drops Appeal of Denied License for Chico Nursing Home

  • Revised Nursing Home Staffing Requirements Under Development

  • Report by Office of Inspector General Finds Steep Increase in Nursing Home Complaints

  • Possible Closures of Two Genesis Owned Nursing Homes Put Residents at Risk

  • Mort Cohen - The Movie: A Trailblazer for Rights of Elders and Disabled

  • Nursing Home Citations - Hall of Shame

Upcoming Events

  • CANHR will be hosting an information booth at the following events

9/5/2017

CANHR News & Notes August 2017

  • Families and Residents Fight St. Luke's Sub-Acute Closure in San Francisco

  • Governor Signs Bill Strengthening Nursing Home Closure Protections

  • Inspector General Warns Nursing Home Residents Are at Risk of Abuse

  • CMS Launches Jimmo Settlement Agreement Webpage

  • Guardianship and the Representative Payee Program

  • Brius Healthcare's Insider Transactions

  • Veteran's Protection Coalition Receives National Award for Elder Abuse Prevention

Upcoming Events

  • CANHR will be hosting an information booth at the following events

8/3/2017

CANHR News & Notes July 2017

  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Brookdale Assisted Living

  • Medi-Cal Recipients Sue California for Failing to Ensure Seniors and People with Disabilities Can Stay in Their Homes

  • California Expands Spousal Impoverishment Provisions for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Home and Community-Based Programs

  • Medi-Cal Transportation Company LogistiCare Sued for Leaving Vulnerable Patients Stranded Without Care

  • Elderly Patients Treated for Falls may be more Likely to Suffer Later Adverse Events, Study Finds

  • In-Home Supportive Services Consumer Guide

  • Action Alert: Sign On! Oppose Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes!

Upcoming Events

  • August SWAP Training in Oakland, CA
7/5/2017 CANHR News & Notes June 2017
  • Legislature Orders Audit of Brius Healthcare Transactions

  • Budget Bill to Increase Nursing Home Staffing Requirements

  • Additional Nursing Home Complaint Investigation Deadlines Take Effect on July 1, 2017

  • TEXCOM Calls TOD Statute “Fundamentally Flawed”

  • Arbitration About-Face: Feds Side with Corporate Interests Over Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents

Upcoming Events

  • August SWAP Training in Oakland, CA

6/2/2017 CANHR News & Notes May 2017
  • New Income Limits for Aged & Disabled Program

  • Report Finds Terrible Working Conditions Are Common in RCFEs and Contribute to Poor Care

  • Assisted Living Waiver Institutes Waitlist

  • Reverses Mortgage Whistle Blower Case Settles for $89 Million

  • Congress Establishes New Elder Justice Caucus

5/2/2017 CANHR News & Notes April 2017
  • Medi-Cal Recovery State Plan Amendment Approved – Regulations Coming

  • CANHR Joins Advocate Statement for Better Nursing Home Oversight

  • Brune: No estimates on how bad Social Security fraud is

  • Senator Mark Leno Honored at 30th Anniversary of SFSU Gerontology Program

Upcoming Events
  • May 2017 Los Angeles Social Worker Training
4/3/2017 CANHR News & Notes March 2017
  • Hidden Medicaid Restrictions in Failed “Repeal & Replace” …

  • But It’s Not Over A follow up to CNN's explosive article on Nursing Home Rape: What's Being Done?

  • New RCFE Admission Agreement Regulations

  • New Federal and California Notice Protections Take Effect for Patients in Observation Status

  • Medi-Cal Recovery - CANHR Needs Your Help - Share Your Story

Upcoming Events
  • SF State Gerontology Program's 30th Anniversary Honoring State Senator Mark Leno

  • May 2017 Los Angeles Social Worker Training

3/1/2017 CANHR News & Notes February 2017
  • California Legislators Introduce Many Bills on Long Term Care

  • Federal Protections for Nursing Home Residents Under Attack

  • Immense Wealth of Nursing Home Operators on Display

  • CNN Story Reveals Horrific Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

  • Court Orders Corrective Action Plan in Jimmo Case

  • Antipsychotics Found to Harm Hospice Patients with Delirium

Resources
  • Advocacy Resources on the New Federal Nursing Home Regulations

  • New Guidance on Handling Influenza Outbreaks in California Long-Term Care Facilities

Upcoming Events
  • SF State Gerontology Program's 30th Anniversary Honoring State Senator Mark Leno

  • May 2017 Los Angeles Social Worker Training

2/2/2017 CANHR News & Notes January 2017
  • Update on Medi-Cal Recovery Reforms

  • CANHR Announces Home Equity Protection Program (HEPP) Website

  • Western Union Admits Laundering Money, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement

  • Share your Story - CANHR’s 2017 Justice & Advocacy Media Campaign

1/9/2017 CANHR News & Notes December 2016
  • New Federal Nursing Home Regulations Take Effect

  • Nursing Home Closure Plans Reversed in Eureka

  • NPR Reports on Death of San Francisco Nursing Home Resident

  • National Analysis Finds Nursing Home Compare Staffing Data Often Wildly Inaccurate

  • Update on Medi-Cal Recovery Reforms

Upcoming Events
  • CCRC Residents Forum
12/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes November 2016
  • New Federal Nursing Home Regulations Take Effect

  • Nursing Home Closure Plans Reversed in Eureka

  • National Analysis Finds Nursing Home Compare Staffing Data Often Wildly Inaccurate 

  • NPR Reports on Death of San Francisco Nursing Home Resident

  • U.S. Dementia Rates are Dropping

  • San Francisco Veteran’s Benefits Protection Project Launched CANHR’s

  • 20th Annual Elder Law Conference: Justice and Advocacy in 2016

11/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes October 2016
  • Life Care Centers of America Settles False Claims Charges by the Department of Justice

  • Nursing Homes Go to Court to Stop Residents from Going to Court

  • Community Care Licensing to Release Provider Information Notices

  • Protests Escalate Over Eureka Nursing Home Closures

  • U.S. Supreme Court Will Review Kindred Arbitration Case

ON SALE

  • New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Effective January 1, 2017 Booklet-$1

  • Understanding the New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Webinar: Recording On Sale Now $25 - 1 hr MCLE; Materials Included

10/5/2016 CANHR News & Notes September 2016
  • Department of Public Health Approves Mass Evictions of Eureka Nursing Home Residents

  • Mixed Grades for New Federal Nursing Home Regulations

  • Feds Ban Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes!

  • California Nursing Home Chain Paying $30 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice  

  • CANHR Needs a New Home

On Sale
  • Pre-Order By October 14th - New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Effective January 1, 2017 Booklet-$1

  • Understanding the New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Webinar: Recording On Sale Now $25 - 1 hr MCLE; Materials Included

9/2/2016 CANHR News & Notes August 2016
  • Judge Orders Los Angeles Assisted Living Facility to Stop Abuse and Evictions

  • Court of Appeal Vindicates Nursing Home Readmission Rights 

  • Judge Issues Decisions in Cases Challenging Medicare’s Appeal Process

  • Judge Orders Medicare Agency to Provide More Education per Settlement in Jimmo, the “Improvement Standard” Case

  • CMS Adds New Quality Measures to Its Nursing Home Compare Website

  • CMS Directs States to Prevent Humiliation of Residents Via Social Media

  • CCL Issues First Enhanced Fines for Death of Assisted Living Residents

Upcoming Events  

  • Understanding the New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws Webinar

8/2/2016 CANHR News & Notes July 2016
  • DPH Introduces Horrible Bill Threatening Nursing Home Residents  

  • New York Times Calls for Ban on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

  • Department of Public Health Denies Ownership Applications by California’s Largest Nursing Home Operator

  Upcoming Events  
  • Webinar Series for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, and Other Professionals Working With Elders in the Community

7/5/2016 CANHR News & Notes June 2016
  • Governor Brown signed SB 833 - Major Changes to the Medi-Cal Recovery Program

  • Forced Exodus: How Avalon Care Center Abandoned Its Promises and Cleared Out Its Residents

  • Medicare Releases Draft Proposal For Patient Observation Notice

  • Complaints About Discharges and Evictions from Nursing Facilities are Up 57%

  • Filipino Care Home Owners to Pay Workers $718K in Back Wages

  • Bill to Increase Nursing Home Staffing Requirements Moves Forward

  • CaringKind Releases Guidelines on Dementia Care

6/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes May 2016
  • Nursing Home Chain Ownership Changes are Linked to Poor Quality of Care

  • Illegal Nursing Home Evictions Not Just a California Problem   

  • New Nursing Home Complaint Investigation Deadlines Take Effect on July 1, 2016

  • Legislation Update

5/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes April 2016
  • SB 33 (Hernandez) - Medi-Cal Recovery Reform! Act Now

  • Sacramento Bee Reports Shifting Population in California Nursing Homes Creates ‘Dangerous Mix’

  • Updated 2016 Aged & Disabled Medi-Cal Threshold and APPR 

  • Justice in Aging has Produced Two New Fact Sheets for Advocates and Consumers that Outline the Basics of Durable Medical Equipment 

  • Support Needed for AB 1655 (Dodd): Medi-Cal Personal Needs Allowance 

  • Troubling Legislation by Nursing Home Industry Moves Forward

  • The Older Americans Act Finally Clears Congress

4/1/2016 CANHR News & Notes March 2016
  • Complaint Reports Against RCFEs Now Available Online

  • Medicare Beneficiaries Still Denied Coverage Due to Illegal Use of Improvement Standard

  • Trial Begins in Whistleblower Lawsuit Against DPH on Charges State Investigator was Forced to Close Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Investigations

  • U.S. Senator Asks Regulators to Take Action to Stop Abuse Against Nursing Home Residents on Social Media

  • Department of Justice Launches Regional Nursing Home Task Forces Including Northern California

2/28/2016 CANHR News & Notes February 2016
  • Support Needed for New CANHR Sponsored Bills

  • CANHR v. Dooley Case on Hospital Dumping in the News

  • California Court Prohibits Nursing Home Decisionmaking for Unrepresented Residents Due to Lack of Notice

  • Community Care Licensing Introduces New Legislation on Civil Penalties

  • Brookdale Facility to Pay $1 Million in Wrongful Death Settlement

  • Inspector General of Social Security Issues Fraud Advisory

  • New Brief Examines How Non-Financial Factors Affect Retirement Decisions

1/2016 CANHR News & Notes January 2016
  • State Tells Illegally Evicted Nursing Home Residents To Get Lost

  • Nursing Home Industry and Legislature Team Up to Defeat AB 927 (McCarty)

  • Center for Medicare Advocacy Issues Alert on Illegal Medicare “Discharges” by Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • BankSafe: A Comprehensive Approach to Better Serving and Protecting Consumers

12/2015 CANHR News & Notes December 2015
  • CANHR Sues State to Stop Illegal Dumping of Nursing Home Residents

  • New POLST Law Permits Non-Physicians to Write End-of-Life Orders

  • Medicare to Cover Advance Care Planning Effective January 1

  • New Form To Request Medi-Cal Expenses Subject to Estate Recovery

  • Nursing Home Workers Fired over Posting Abusive Videos of Elderly

  • State Investigates Modesto Nursing Home over Patient Transfers

  • AB 927 to be Heard in Assembly Health on January 12

  • 2016 Cost of Living Adjustments

10/2015 CANHR News & Notes October 2015
  • War on Poor Elders: House Committee looking at reducing Medicaid Home Equity Caps and Community Spouse Income

  • Shlomo Rechnitz Owned Nursing Homes Under Investigation Again

  • Governor Brown Signs Residential Care Ownership Suitability Law

  • CANHR Submits Extensive Comments to CMS about Nursing Home Rule Overhaul

  • Ombudsman/Attorney Partnership Leads to Better-Late-Than-Never DPH Enforcement

  • The Medicare Payment System Needs to be Reevaluated

  • Why Do People Lapse Their Long Term Care Insurance?

  • Can Nursing Homes Get 300,000 Dementia Patients Off Deadly Antipsychotics?

10/2015 CANHR News & Notes September 2015
  • Nursing Homes Reap Billion Dollar Windfall by Exploiting Medicare Billing System for Therapy

  • More Misery for the Poor - AB 139 Transfer on Death Deeds Signed into Law

  • Medi-Cal Recovery Regulations Finalized

  • Heat Wave Turns Deadly; Nursing Homes Responsible for Resident Safety 

  • FINRA Board Approves Rulemaking Item to Protect Seniors and Other Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation 

  • America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker

  • CDC Advises Nursing Homes to Stop Misusing Antibiotics

  • CMS Extends Deadline for Comments on Proposed Nursing Home Requirements of Participation

  • Health for Family Caregivers Workshop

9/2015 CANHR News & Notes August 2015
  • Department of Public Health Takes “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” Approach to Nursing Home Abuse

  • Salinas RCFE Colonial Manor Served with Suspension Order

  • Nursing Home Industry Tries to Rig Federal Regulations

  • Shlomo Rechnitz Owned Nursing Homes Charged with Crimes and Other Offenses

  • CANHR Legislation Moves Forward

  • CCL Issues Illegal "Guidelines" for Video Surveillance in RCFEs

  • MyRA Account

  • Time for Transformation - Collaboration between Adult Protective Services (APS), Legal Services, and Civil Litigators

  • Medi-Cal & Medi-Cal Recovery Training in Sacramento

  • Health for Family Caregivers Workshop

8/2015 CANHR News & Notes July 2015
  • CMS Proposes Changes to the Nursing Home Requirements of Participation

  • AB 348 (Brown) Moves Forward with Strong Support

  • The Shut Out: Why Have Humboldt County's Skilled Nursing Facilities Stopped Accepting Patients

  • Governor Gives Nursing Home Operators Five-Year Rate Increase with No Staffing Increase

  • Assisted Living Inspection Reports Now Available On-Line

  • CMS Launches Star Rating System for Home Health Agencies

  • L.A. County Approves New Contract with Troubled Nursing Home Inspection Program

  • The 2015 United States of Aging Survey – Top Concerns of Older Americans

  • Free Consumer Guide on Resolving Nursing Home Problems from Justice in Aging

7/2015 CANHR News & Notes June 2015
  • CANHR v. Chapman: Court Order Protects Nursing Home Residents

  • California's Largest Nursing Home Owner Under Fire From Government Regulators

  • Audit Report Slams California's Oversight of Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans

  • Bill to Limit Efforts to Recoup Medi-Cal Costs from Patients' Estates Passes Unanimously in CA Senate

  • The Elder Justice Roadmap Released by the Justice Department

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Released Results of Reverse Mortgage Study

  • SAVE THE DATE - September 16th - APS & Legal Services Training

  • Medi-Cal & Medi-Cal Recovery Training in Sacramento

6/2015 CANHR News & Notes May 2015
  • The Epidemic in Nursing Home Evictions

  • Legislation Update – Key Bills Move Forward

  • Veterans’ Aid and Attendance Scam Leads to Lawsuit

  • Senate Bill 843: Observation Status Would Count Toward Hospital inpatient Stay

  • A $3.8 Million Bummer

  • Feds Strike a Blow for Freedom: $380K Fine for Locking Up Nursing Home Resident  

  • Save the Date- CANHR’s Medi-Cal Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers & Other Professionals

5/2015 CANHR News & Notes April 2015
  • As Nursing Homes Chase Lucrative Patients, Quality of Care is Said to Lag

  • Justice in Aging Issues Policy Brief on Failures in California's Assisted Living System

  • CANHR Bills Move Forward

  • CMS Proposes Rules on Staffing Data Collection for Nursing Homes

  • LTCCC Issues National Report on State Survey Agency Performance

  • CANHR Publications Now Available for Free Download

  • Estate Planning for Long Term Care Spring 2015 Attorney Online Training Series

4/2015 CANHR News & Notes March 2015
  • CANHR’s Executive Director Testifies at Hearing on California Department of Health’s Oversight of Nursing Homes

  • CANHR Executive Director interviewed on PBS Newshour on Medicaid Recovery

  • CANHR Attorney Testifies Before State Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Justice in Aging Issues Policy Brief on the Fiction of "Assistance with Self-Administration" of Medications in RCFEs

  • CANHR Releases "Your Right to Leave": a Guide for Battling Forced Placement in Long-Term Care Facilities

  • New Financial Abuse Study

  • 2015 Rates from the Department of Public Health

  • Legislative Committees to Hear CANHR Sponsored Bills in April

3/2015 CANHR News & Notes February 2015
  • AB 927 (McCarty) The Nursing Home Ownership Disclosure Act of 2015 Introduced

  • AB 601 (Eggman) Introduced to Strengthen Disclosure and Suitability of RCFE Ownership

  • Victory for Center for Investigative Reporting: Public Disclosure of Citations issued to Facilities for Developmentally Disabled

  • VA Proposes Controversial Regulations on Aid & Attendance Eligibility

  • Governor Proposes Major Increase in Nursing Home Rates with No Accountability

  • Governor Seeks Hundreds of New Positions for Department of Public Health

  • DPH Leadership Transition Underway

  • CMS Improves Nursing Home 5-Star Ratings

  • Administration on Aging Publishes Final Long Term Care Ombudsman Regulations

2/2015 CANHR News & Notes January 2015
  • Paramount Meadows fined $75,000 for Resident Death

  • MacLay Health Center fined $75,000 for Resident Death

  • Governor Seeks Hundreds of New Positions for DPH

  • Superior Court Judge Orders Timely Decisions on Medi-Cal

  • U.S. District Court Strikes Down Fair Labor Standard Act Rules

  • CMS Issues Guidance on CPR in Nursing Homes

  • Reporting Complaints or Concerns Regarding RCFEs

  • New VA Pension Numbers Released for 2015

1/2015 CANHR News & Notes December 2014
  • Resignation of Department of Public Health Director Provides Opportunity for New Leadership at Troubled Agency

  • Omnicare Facing New Federal Charges Involving Drugging of Nursing Home Residents

  • NPR Hits on Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

  • Fresno Area Nursing Home Closure Raises New Concerns About Operator and DPH

  • New RCFE Laws for 2015

  • CANHR is Hiring

  • Dementia Care California Trainings: Sustaining Momentum and Success

12/2014 CANHR News & Notes November 2014
  • Unmasked: How California’s Largest Nursing Home Chains Perform

  • LA County Health Department Allegedly Falsified Nursing Home Probe Records

  • Center for Public Integrity Finds Widespread Inflation of Nursing Home Staffing Levels

  • The Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) Implementation is cancelled in Alameda County

  • CANHR is Hiring

  • Support CANHR When You Purchase Holiday Gifts on Amazon.com

  • Happy Thanksgiving from CANHR

  • Dementia Care California Trainings: Sustaining Momentum and Success

11/2014 CANHR News & Notes October 2014
  • State Auditor Finds the Department of Public Health is Placing Nursing Home Residents at Risk

  • Nursing Home Residents Can Go Home for the Holidays

  • Four Assisted Living Providers Were Cited More Than $3 Million for Labor Violations

  • LA County Officials Reduce Penalties in 3 Nursing Home Deaths

  • CANHR Publication: "Medi-Cal Recovery: What you Need to Know and How to Avoid It"

  • Alzheimer's Disease Circle of Care: 10th Annual Conference for Families

  • Health Fair for Seniors and other Medicare Beneficiaries

10/2014 CANHR News & Notes September 2014
  • RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Bills Signed into Law!

  • The Governor Vetoes SB 1124, While Onerous Recovery Regulations Proposed

  • The 70% Left Behind

  • Senior Health and Resource Fair - Newark

  • 22nd Annual Senior Resource and Wellness Fair - San Jose

09/2014 CANHR News & Notes August 2014
  • For the Department of Social Services, The More Things Change...

  • Medi-Cal Recovery Reform on its way to Governor Brown’s Desk: Contact the Governor's Office - Tell Him You Want This Bill Signed!

  • Nursing Home Citation Report 2013

  • CANHR is Hiring a Long Term Care Advocate

  • Medicare’s Flawed Rating System for Nursing Homes

  • President Obama Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

  • Federal Legislation Introduced Requiring a RN in Nursing Homes 24/7

  • Center for Medicare Advocacy Sues to Fix Medicare Appeals Process

  • Donate to CANHR When You Shop on Amazon.com

08/2014 CANHR News & Notes July 2014
  • Governor Brown signed AB 1572 (Eggman) Into Law

  • Help Get RCFE Reform to the Governor!

  • AARP Wins Class Action Against Over-drugging of Seniors

  • The University Mound Ladies Home Appears to be Saved

  • Tell Us Your Story - Readmission to a Nursing Home After a Hospital Stay

  • 'Alive Inside' at the Opera Plaza, SF

  • KQED Reports 'Down to the Wire: Lawmakers Have 4 Weeks to Act on Assisted Living Reforms'

  • Online Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and other Professionals: Changes to Medi-Cal Under the Coordinated Care Initiative

  • 'Comfort Care as the New Medicine' Moves to LA

07/2014 CANHR News & Notes June 2014
  • Inspector General Slams California Nursing Home Inspections Again

  • CDPH Approves Skilled Nursing at Redding Veterans Home

  • New CANHR Publication: "Medi-Cal Recovery: What you Need to Know and How to Avoid It"

  • New Advocacy Guide for State HCBS Transition Plans, and National Consumer Groups Request CMS Action

  • CFPB Releases Financial Protection Guide for Assisted Living & Nursing Facilities

  • CCL Launched New RCFE Facility Search Website

  • 'Comfort Care as the New Medicine' Going to Rock SoCal

  • Online Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and other Professionals: Changes to Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act

06/2014 CANHR News & Notes May 2014
  • RFCE Reform Act Picking Up Steam

  • Prescott Cole is a Really Big Deal

  • CMS Extends Deadline for Long Term Care Facilities to Install Sprinklers while Davis Nursing Home Fire Displaces 100 Residents

  • U.S. Older Adult Population Will Double by 2050

  • Assisted Living Death Tax Bites the Dust

  • "Comfort as the New Medicine" Comes to San Diego on July 24

05/2014 CANHR News & Notes April 2014
  • SB 1124 (Medi-Cal Recovery & ACA)

  • Los Angeles County Auditor Finds Nursing Home Complaints Not Investigated

  • After DOMA - HHS Announces Important Medicare Information for People in Same-Sex Marriages

  • CMS Meets Goal of 15% Antipsychotic Reduction in Nursing Homes; But 329,000 Residents Still Drugged

  • Assisted Living Death Tax - No Longer Legal

  • Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and Other Professionals: Changes to Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal Recovery

  • Attorney Training: ACA Implementation in California and Long Term Care Issues in 2014

04/2014 CANHR News & Notes March 2014
  • Changing California’s Medi-Cal Recovery System: SB 1124 (Hernandez) – Your Support is Needed!

  • OIG Finds One-in-Three Nursing Home Residents Suffer Adverse Events

  • Beware of the Unintended Consequence

  • Educational Healthcare Forum on the Coordinated Care Initiative

  • Training for Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Geriatric Case Managers, and Other Professionals: Changes to Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal Recovery

  • Attorney Training: ACA Implementation in California and Long Term Care Issues in 2014

03/2014 CANHR News & Notes February 2014
  • RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Ready for Hearings

  • Human Services Hearing on RCFEs/Assisted Living

  • NSCLC Report Concludes California Lags Other States in Regulating Assisted Living Facilities

  • Legislation Introduced to Force Timely Completion of Nursing Home Complaint Investigations

  • Medi-Cal Expansion and Medi-Cal Recovery – Buyer Beware!

  • “Failure to Improve” - No Longer A Valid Excuse to Discontinue Nursing Home Medicare

  • DOJ Issues Guidelines on Mobility Devices

  • Upcoming Events
02/2014 CANHR News & Notes January 2014
  • RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Unveiled at Capitol Press Conference

  • San Francisco Chronicle Exposes Deplorable Conditions at Eden Manor and Valley Springs Manor

  • DPH Taken to Task for Neglecting Nursing Home Complaints

  • California and the Country Losing Two Congressional Advocates

  • Be On Guard for the “Accredited” VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Advisor

  • ACA Resources Now Available on CANHR Website

  • Upcoming Events

  • Dementia Care Symposium - Thursday, February 6 - Sign up Now!

  • Increasing Accountability in Assisted Living is Subject of Legislative Hearing on February 11th

01/2014 CANHR News & Notes December 2014
  • New Year Brings New Laws on Elder Abuse and Long Term Care

  • 2014 Cost of Living Adjustments

  • CMS Updates Medicare Manual regarding the “Improvement Standard”

  • Upcoming Events

12/2013 CANHR News & Notes November 2013
  • CANHR 17th Annual Elder Law Conference

  • CANHR Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy

  • $2.2 Billion Johnson & Johnson Settlement Sends New Warning:

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Should Not Be Used to Treat Dementia

  • State of California Failed to Conduct Timely Investigations of Nursing Home Complaints

  • Upcoming Events

11/2013 CANHR News & Notes October 2013
  • CANHR 17th Annual Elder Law Conference

  • CANHR Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy

  • $2.2 Billion Johnson & Johnson Settlement Sends New Warning:

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Should Not Be Used to Treat Dementia

  • State of California Failed to Conduct Timely Investigations of Nursing Home Complaints

  • Upcoming Events

10/2013 CANHR News & Notes September 2013
  • CANHR Releases White Paper on Assisted Living: Unsafe, Unregulated, & Unaccountable

  • CANHR Sues the State to Protect Unrepresented Nursing Home Residents from Abuse

  • Governor Signs Bills Protecting Long-Term Care Residents

  • USA Today Investigates Thefts from Nursing Home Resident Trust Funds

  • Staff Attorney Prescott Cole Takes CANHR Message to Minnesota

  • Website offers Video Training of Oral Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

  • Upcoming Events

09/2013 CANHR News & Notes August 2013
  • CANHR is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of its monthly E-Newletter

  • CANHR Helps Expose Abuse and Neglect in Assisted Living

  • CANHR Campaign to Combat Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Long Term Care Facilities

  • Governor Signs CANHR-Supported Bill Protecting Conservatee Rights

  • Governor Appoints CANHR Attorney Prescott Cole to the California

  • Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee

  • Upcoming Events