A new study reviewing nursing home occupancy rates (census) and resident discharge rates finds that financial incentives significantly influence how aggressively nursing homes discharge residents.
Some new data from CMS sadly shows the use of antipsychotic drugs to chemically restrain nursing home residents continues unabated. Twenty percent of California nursing home residents are drugged with antipsychotics in 2018, the same number as in 2015.
On November 2, 2018, the minority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance issued a report – Sheltering in Danger – that says flawed responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma placed nursing home and assisted living facility residents in dangerous conditions and, in the case of 12 residents in Florida, led to their deaths.
In this Issue
- Coming Soon – Hope for Alternatives to Nursing Homes
- New Attorney Ethics Rules Effective November 1, 2018
- Report Finds Widespread Human Rights Violations In Nursing Homes
- Nursing Home Regulations Under Development at DPH
- Insurance Agent Gets License Revoked for Wrongfully Charging a Senior to Qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit
- The Nursing Home Industry is Shrinking What To Know Before You Go
- 55 Steps
Coming Soon – Hope for Alternatives to Nursing Homes
Last month, in one of his last acts as Governor – Governor Brown vetoed AB 2233 (Kalra), a bill that would have increased the number of slots for the state’s Assisted Living Waiver program from the current 3,700 to more than 18,500 and would have expanded the program beyond the 15 counties where it is currently available.Imagine that!
On 10/1/2016, Windsor Care Center of Sacramento transferred a resident with dementia to a local hospital for striking out at other residents.
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