In California, 53 percent of nursing facilities have been cited for at least one of two deficiencies related to emergency preparation: training employees what to do in an emergency and carrying out unannounced staff drills; or having a detailed written plan for disasters and emergencies, such as fire, severe weather and missing residents.
The facility outside Miami where eight residents died last week has been cited for 33 deficiencies since 2014 for noncompliance with federal regulations.
In a sharp turnaround, California Pacific Medical Center will keep 28 patients currently at St. Luke’s Hospital who had been told earlier that they would have to leave the hospital by October 31.
In this Issue
- Families and Residents Fight St. Luke’s Sub-Acute Closure in San Francisco
- Governor Signs Bill Strengthening Nursing Home Closure Protections
- Inspector General Warns Nursing Home Residents Are at Risk of Abuse
- CMS Launches Jimmo Settlement Agreement Webpage
- Guardianship and the Representative Payee Program
- Brius Healthcare’s Insider Transactions
- Veteran’s Protection Coalition Receives National Award for Elder Abuse Prevention
Families and Residents Fight St.
In San Francisco, family members and residents have united through a familycouncil to fight plans by California Pacific Medical Center, an affiliate of SutterHealth, to close its St.