On April 14, 2015, the New York Times reported that due to nursing homes’ cutthroat race for lucrative Medicare dollars, many persons who need long term care funded by Medi-Cal are being left behind.
Justice in Aging has issued the third in a series of policy briefs exploring how California’s current assisted living system addresses residents’ health care needs, and how the system could be modified to better serve residents.
On January 20, 2015, the Department of Social Services’ Community Care Licensing Division (CCL) launched a statewide toll-free public complaint hotline.
In this Issue
- CANHR’s Executive Director Testifies at Hearing on California Department of Health’s Oversight of Nursing Homes
- CANHR Executive Director interviewed on PBS Newshour on Medicaid Recovery
- CANHR Attorney Testifies Before State Senate Judiciary Committee
- Justice in Aging Issues Policy Brief on the Fiction of Assistance with Self-Administration of Medications in RCFEs
- CANHR Releases Your Right to Leave a Guide for Battling Forced Placement in Long-Term Care Facilities
- New Financial Abuse Study
- 2015 Rates from the Department of Public Health
- Legislative Committees to Hear CANHR Sponsored Bills in April
CANHR’s Executive Director Testifies at Hearing on California Department of Health’s Oversight of Nursing Homes
On March 25, 2015, Pat McGinnis, CANHR’s Executive Director, testified at the joint Assembly Committee on Health and Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care oversight hearing titled California Department of Public Health: What Progress is Being Made to Improve Nursing Home Oversight? Blasting the Department’s incompetent management, failure to investigate thousands of complaints, failure to protect residents from illegal evictions and failure to operate as a consumer protection agency, Ms.
A 91 year old resident died on 12/4/2010, eleven days after being assaulted by his 46 year old roommate while in bed.
My mother has credit card debt. She is a widow. She has no estate, but there is a small amount of life insurance that we’re planning to use for funeral expenses and to do repairs to the house so we can put it up for sale.
On March 24, the Assembly Committee on Health and the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care held a three-hour oversight hearing on nursing home oversight by the Department of Public Health.