We Ask Why? With little fanfare and no opportunity for public comment, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will be asked to vote on February 14, 2012 to terminate the county’s lease with Burlingame Long Term Care Center.
CANHR releases a new report on the sad state of nursing home drugging in California. Today, CANHR is releasing “In a Stupor: What California’s Antipsychotic Drug Collaborative Reveals About Illegal Nursing Home Drugging.” The report analyzes the findings of the Department of Public Health’s Antipsychotic Drug Collaborative with which the Department has investigated 24 nursing homes and found 147 violations of state rules regarding the use of antipsychotics on residents.
Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction, Stops IHSS 20% across the board cuts from going forward. On January 19, 2012, a Federal Judge in Oakland continued to block the state from reducing in-home care to thousands of low-income disabled and elderly residents.
CORRECTION: In the most recent edition of The Advocate a Citation issued by the State of California Dept. of Public Health was incorrectly attributed to Dreier’s Nursing Care Center in Glendale when the Citation was actually issued to another facility.