In a major investigation with ProPublica, a new FRONTLINE documentary examined the operations of the nation’s largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
Coming July 30th, FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate assisted living in America. In a major investigation with ProPublica, FRONTLINE will examine the operations of the nation’s largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
A 2012 study looking at the use of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms has found that about 20% of California nursing homes have all of their residents have a POLST form while nearly 40% of nursing homes had at least 90% of their residents have a POLST.
CANHR is delighted to announce that Governor Jerry Brown has appointed CANHR Senior Staff Attorney Prescott Cole to the California Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee. Prescott Cole’s training as an attorney and his interactions with countless seniors who have been financial abused has made him keenly aware of the needs for strong statutes, clear regulations, and vigorous oversight of those who control the assets of elder or disabled individuals. As an Advisory Committee member Prescott will have the opportunity to contribute to the continued development of the professional fiduciary system in California.
CANHR is delighted to announce that Governor Jerry Brown has appointed CANHR Senior Staff Attorney Prescott Cole to the California Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a new report which traces the recent growth of Medicare payments and profits to nursing homes despite seemingly stagnant nursing home spending on actual care.
You can notify the Department of Healthcare Services, Estate Recovery Unit of a Medi-Cal beneficiary’s death online. California law, under Probate Code §215, requires that, when a deceased person has received or may have received health care benefits or was the surviving spouse of a person who received such benefits, the estate attorney, the beneficiary of the estate, the personal representative or the person in possession of the property is required to notify the Director of the Department (at the Sacramento office of DHS) no later than 90 days after the person’s death.
My father is an undocumented immigrant. He has lived in this country for years and has recently been admitted to a nursing home.
Gay people living in nursing homes will have the same guaranteed access to their partners and spouses as gay patients in hospitals receiving Medicare and Medicaid, according to new guidance obtained Friday by the Washington Blade. http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/06/28/hhs-clarifies-gay-couples-have-nursing-home-visitation-rights/
Get instructions for processing Medicare and disability claims involving same-sex married couples, including claims involving children with same-sex married parents.