A Trojan Horse for Nursing Home Residents: The Insidiously False Promise of the New Minimum Staffing Requirements.

Last year, the legislature changed the daily minimum nursing hours that California nursing homes must provide to their residents.  SB 97 was a budget bill developed behind closed doors with no consumer input.  It was not subjected to traditional legislative deliberation, which often strengthens policy by inviting diverse perspectives, identifying flaws, and developing fixes.  Legislation, like anything else, that is made in the dark, is typically riddled with holes.  SB 97 was no exception.

March 2018

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Sava Nursing Home Chain for Dumping Residents

Sava Senior Care has been sued in Santa Clara County Superior Court for dumping residents to motels or other highly unsafe and inappropriate places.