The above title to a compelling new article in the Sacramento Bee sums up the traumatic situation nursing home residents often find themselves in when a neglectful nursing home closes down.
The system California has used to inspect nursing homes for a quarter of a century is about to change. On November 28, 2017, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and other state survey agencies throughout the nation will switch to a new nursing home inspection system.
This alert is to inform those consumers who are on Medi-Cal — either traditional Medi-Cal or MAGI, the adult Medicaid expansion program through the Affordable Care Act — who were impacted by the recent fires or hurricanes, with information about Medi-Cal beneficiaries’ rights regarding receipt of disaster assistance, as well as information on assistance available for those wishing to apply or recertify for Medi-Cal. Read more
For more information contact: Matt Borden, Esq., BraunHagey, & Borden, LLP(415) 599-0212 email@example.com Kelly Bagby, Esq., AARP Foundation Litigation(202) 434-2103 firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento, CA – Eighty-two-year-old nursing facility resident Gloria Single filed an explosive lawsuit against Pioneer House nursing facility, RHF Foundation, and their corporate affiliates, charging that they illegally dumped her into a hospital, and are willfully violating a State order requiring that they allow her to return home.
AARP and Braunhagey & Borden have filed an important lawsuit to stop a nursing home chain from dumping residents in hospitals.
In this Issue
- Are California Nursing Homes Prepared for Emergencies?
- Families and Residents Defeat Sutter’s Attempt to Close St. Luke’s Sub-acute Unit
- Shlomo Rechnitz Drops Appeal of Denied License for Chico Nursing Home
- Revised Nursing Home Staffing Requirements Under Development
- Report by Office of Inspector General Finds Steep Increase in Nursing Home Complaints
- Possible Closures of Two Genesis Owned Nursing Homes Put Residents at Risk
- Mort Cohen – The Movie: A Trailblazer for Rights of Elders and Disabled
- Nursing Home Citations – Hall of Shame
Are California Nursing Homes Prepared for Emergencies?
In this Issue
- Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Brookdale Assisted Living
- Medi-Cal Recipients Sue California for Failing to Ensure Seniors and People with Disabilities Can Stay in Their Homes
- California Expands Spousal Impoverishment Provisions for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Home and Community-Based Programs
- Medi-Cal Transportation Company LogistiCare Sued for Leaving Vulnerable Patients Stranded Without Care
- Elderly Patients Treated for Falls may be more Likely to Suffer Later Adverse Events, Study Finds
- In-Home Supportive Services Consumer Guide
- Action Alert: Sign On!
Upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, among the many documents that a resident has to read and sign should be an official document informing the resident of the facility’s bed-hold policy.
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