In an open letter to the Department of Public Health last summer, CANHR asked the Department why it is putting the interests of Shlomo Rechnitz, a nursing home operator with a disturbing record of poor care, above the rights of residents to receive high quality care.
An extraordinary May 20 report by the Mercury News examines the October 2017 Wine Country fires from the perspective of body-camera videos captured by Santa Rosa police officers as they sought to warn and rescue elders threatened by the raging fires.
In this Issue
- Off-Label Antipsychotic Use: Not Just a Nursing Home Problem
- Nursing Home Compare Shows Steep Drop in Staffing Levels
- State Auditor’s Report Tells Tales of Poor Care, Feeble Oversight and Soaring Self-Dealing by Nursing Home Chains
- Victims of Financial Scams: If You Used Western Union to Transfer Funds, You may be Eligible for a Refund.
Off-Label Antipsychotic Use: Not Just a Nursing Home Problem In a recent report, the AARP Public Policy Institute analyzed data regarding the use of antipsychotic drugs among older adults with dementia who live in the community, and found the rate had increased by over 6% from 2012 to 2015. Read more.
Los Angeles County unlawfully dropped an estimated 22,000 people from California’s Medicaid program, including low-income seniors and disabled residents who couldn’t get vital medications and medical care after their coverage was terminated.
A May 1, 2018 report by California’s State Auditor, Elaine Howle, paints a grim picture of nursing home care in California.
A complaint investigation found widespread concern from residents and staff about chronic understaffing at Novato Healthcare Center. At least nine residents told similar stories of waiting hours to have call lights answered, weeks between showers, and no assistance with eating or grooming.