On April 18, 2019, the San Joaquin County Superior Court placed three nursing homes operated by Dycora Transitional Health & Living into receivership: Dycora Transitional Health & Living – Community Care – Fresno, Dycora Transitional Health & Living – Stockton, and Dycora Transitional Health & Living – Shafter.
On April 9, 2019, the Department of Public Health (DPH) released All Facility Letter (AFL) 19-16, which updated its guidance for conducting annual audits of nursing home staffing levels.
On April 2, 2019, several former or current employees of Oakmont Senior Living and others filed suit against it in Sonoma County Superior Court, alleging it conspired to cover up its failures and avoid legal responsibility by intentionally “blaming and shaming” them for abandoning residents of Varrenna at Fountaingrove and Villa Capri during the October 2017 Tubbs Fire.
In April 2019, the Department of Public Health (DPH) took down its Health Facilities Consumer Information System (HFCIS) website, which gave the public some information on the performance of licensed health facilities, including nursing homes.
In this Issue
- Another Rechnitz Nursing Home Repeatedly Cited for Endangering Residents
- California Senior Legislative Package 2019
- Consumer Guides Now Available in Korean, Russian, Chinese and Armenian
- Veterans Benefits Protection Project
Another Rechnitz Nursing HomeRepeatedly Cited for Endangering Residents
In February 2019, the Department of Public Health (DPH) issued ten citations to Lakewood Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility in Downey owned and operated by Shlomo Rechnitz and his affiliates.
An increasing number of nursing homes, hospitals, and family members are turning to placement agencies to find housing for older adults who need care.
My mother’s needs have recently progressed to a level of care that I am unable and unqualified to provide.
On February 1, 2019, Alice Manor, a nursing home in Fowler, discharged a 54 year old male resident with diabetes, dysphagia, schizophrenia, and memory loss to an unlicensed room and board home.