A June 14, 2014 report by the federal Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services criticized the quality of California nursing home licensing inspections.
After 12 years of legal drama, the California Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a standard admission agreement (SAA) in 2012, setting the contractual terms of service between nursing homes and their residents. Within a month, over 300 nursing homes made a total of 4,660 requests to modify the SAA. CANHR’s in-depth review of each of these requests demonstrates an industry-wide effort to undermine the SAA.
In this Issue
- RFCE Reform Act Picking Up Steam
- Prescott Cole is a Really Big Deal
- CMS Extends Deadline for Long Term Care Facilities to Install Sprinklers while Davis Nursing Home Fire Displaces 100 Residents
- US Older Adult Population Will Double by 2050
- Assisted Living Death Tax Bites the Dust
- “Comfort as the New Medicine” Comes to San Diego on July 24
Events and Trainings
RFCE Reform Act Picking Up Steam
May was a very good month for the RCFE Reform Act of 2014.
On 10/10/11, a resident was hospitalized with a cut and de-gloved (skin injury with shearing) scrotum. The facility investigation determined that the resident most likely caused the injury to himself by scratching but the hospital doctor exclaimed that this type of injury “doesn’t just happen” and that there was “no way he resident could do that to himself; someone cut his scrotum.” A physical therapist from the facility stated that the resident was unable to use his hands and a CNA stated the resident’s arthritis was so bad it took two people to pry his arms away from his body.