The POLST form has exploded into the consciousness of California health care providers. The meteoric rise of POLST as part of advance health care planning has been the result of a well-organized and coordinated effort to sell the POLST form’s considerable benefits.
On Monday, October 8, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger signed California’s $87.5 billion budget, after line item vetoes of an additional $963 million, including more cuts to Health and Human Services programs serving low income persons, children, elders and persons with disabilities.
CANHR mourns the loss of Ed Pope, who died in San Jose on October 3, 2010. Ed was a reporter and editor for the San Jose Mercury News for many years until he retired in 2001.
California has the strongest protections and laws for family councils in the nation! A family council is an organized group of relatives and friends of residents who meet regularly to discuss and address concerns about quality of care.
My sister was recently placed in a nursing home after surgery on her hip. The nursing home asked me to sign an agreement that my sister will be discharged when she no longer needs therapy services.