In a disturbing national trend, nursing home workers have been caught posting degrading and humiliating photos of elderly nursing home residents on social media networks such as Snapchat.
On January 12, 2016, the Assembly Health Committee will hear AB 927 (McCarty), a bill to help prevent nursing home owners with poor track records from acquiring nursing homes in California.
Nursing home residents and their family members often worry about losing their rooms or their Medicare or Medi-Cal status if they leave the facility for brief periods of time.
My mother is entering a nursing home and I am being asked to sign a mountain of admission paperwork for her, including an arbitration agreement.
In this Issue
- CANHR Sues State to Stop Illegal Dumping of Nursing Home Residents
- New POLST Law Permits Non-Physicians to Write End-of-Life Orders
- Medicare to Cover Advance Care Planning Effective January 1
- New Form To Request Medi-Cal Expenses Subject to Estate Recovery
- Nursing Home Workers Fired over Posting Abusive Videos of Elderly
- State Investigates Modesto Nursing Home over Patient Transfers
- AB 927 to be Heard in Assembly Health on January 12
- 2016 Cost of Living Adjustments
CANHR Sues State to Stop Illegal Dumping of Nursing Home Residents
CANHR and three nursing home residents have filed a lawsuit against California Secretary of Health and Human Services, Diana Dooley, charging that the State is willfully violating federal laws that protect against dumping nursing home residents into hospitals.