On September 15, the Director of the California Department of Public Health issued an order rescinding the COVID testing requirement for unvaccinated visitors in hospitals, nursing homes, and intermediate care and assisted living facilities.
ABC10 in Sacramento has released a second season of reporting on California’s problematic conservatorship system. After a riveting first season focused on general conservatorships, investigative reporter Andie Judson takes a deep dive into “limited” conservatorships, which are meant to be less restrictive conservatorships for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Annuities v. Work Related Pensions There has been a great deal of confusion regarding the treatment of annuities versus the treatment of IRAs, other work-related pension funds or other periodic payment plans.
Relevant articles about Family Councils that appeared in CANHR’s quarterly newsletter, The Advocate, are listed by year, issue, and title, with the latest issue appearing first.
Each family council is different, according to the needs and interests of its members. As a result, there are no hard and fast rules about organizing and running a council.
Family Councils: Avenues for Change
California’s Family Council bill, Health & Safety Code §1418.4, went into effect on January 1, 1989, and was amended by SB 1551 (Dunn), which was signed by the Governor and became effective January 1, 2000.
The primary purpose of a family council is for families, as a group, to influence the quality of care and life for the residents.
When you are admitted to a nursing home, you will be asked to sign an admission agreement that explains your rights and responsibilities and those of the nursing home.