San Francisco—SB 611, landmark elder fiduciary abuse legislation that was authored by Senator Darrell Steinberg and sponsored by California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and AARP was signed into law by Governor Schwartzenegger on Thursday, July 12, 2007.
…that Medi–Cal may pay for an electric wheelchair? An electric wheelchair is considered “durable medical equipment” and will be covered by Medi–Cal if it is prescribed as medically necessary by the beneficiary’s physician.
Confidentiality in Nursing Homes
My 84–year–old mother is in a nursing home. Every time I call the home and ask for my mother, the staff asks who I am and why I am calling.