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Consumer Publications

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$12 each
If You Think You Need a Nursing Home, Preplacement Packet
- "A Consumer’s Guide to Financial Considerations & Medi–Cal Eligibility" (Updated August 2019)
- Facility List
- Select Nursing Home Fact Sheets, including "Making Care Plans Work"

$10 for Printed Copy (Updated August 2019)
A Consumer’s Guide to Financial Considerations and Medi-Cal Eligibility
The guide outlines Medi-Cal eligibility requirements and discusses the protection of assets, such as the home and other items, when a spouse enters a nursing home.
Bulk Prices Available.
*Printed copies available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Free Download (pdf) Also available in Spanish (pdf)
$1 for Printed Copy (Updated June 2019)
New Medi-Cal Recovery Laws, Effective January 1, 2017
This booklet outlines the applicable rules of the Medi-Cal Recovery laws before and after January 1, 2017. It has been revised to provide additional information on the new Medi-Cal recovery laws effective for individuals who die on or after January 1, 2017.
Free Download (pdf) Also available in Spanish (pdf) Chinese (pdf)

$1 for Printed Copy
"Senior Scams Alert - Financial Protection Guide for Seniors" (2019)
Learn the most common financial scams targeting seniors and what you can do if you think you've been victimized.
Free Download (pdf) (2018)Also available in Spanish (pdf) (2018)

$1 for Printed Copy
"Elder Financial Abuse Restituion Guide - How To Get Your Money Back" (2018)
Although restitution is not always possible, this booklet helps victims of financial abuse navigate the system to seek opportunities for restitution.
Free Download (pdf) Also available in Chinese (pdf) (2015)Spanish (pdf)

Free Download (pdf)
Toxic Medicine: What You Should Know to Fight the Misuse of Psychoactive Drugs in Nursing Homes.
This new guidebook covers the basics regarding psychoactive drugs in nursing homes, from a description of their uses and side effects to an examination of the applicable laws. Releasing the guide is just the first stage of CANHR's 2010 Campaign to End Inappropriate Drugging of California Nursing Home Residents. Click here to Read more...
"A Small Claims Guide for RCFE Residents" with CD (2009)
This guide is designed to assist RCFE (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) residents in protecting their rights, helping them resolve violations of their rights and, if applicable, receiving compensation for an RCFE’s bad conduct through small claims court.
Bulk Prices Available.
Free Download (pdf)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Is One Right for You?
This consumer’s guide provides essential information to make informed decisions on whether a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is right for you. It includes a personal questionnaire, Points to Consider for CCRC Consumers, to aid you in your decision.

Free Download (pdf)
Organizing Family Councils in Long Term Care Facilities (2009)
Includes guidelines, relevant law and sample forms.
DVD: Organizing Family Councils (2003)
An instructional DVD for the establishment and functioning of family councils. It includes a booklet with guidelines, relevant law and sample forms.
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Factsheets are available for free from our site.

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