As illustrated by a recent New York Times cover story, nursing homes throughout the country are rapidly adopting a “new” business model: attract lucrative short term patients paying through Medicare, and then throw them out once their Medicare coverage ends.
On April 14, 2015, the New York Times reported that due to nursing homes’ cutthroat race for lucrative Medicare dollars, many persons who need long term care funded by Medi-Cal are being left behind.
In a major victory for the Center for Investigative Reporting and for advocates and the public, California’s Supreme Court reversed an appellate court ruling that permitted the Department of Public Health to heavily redact citations issued to state owned long term care facilities for the Developmentally Disabled.
The Sacramento Bee published a groundbreaking series of articles this week on who owns California nursing homes and why it matters to people who need nursing home care.
On October 30, 2014, the California State Auditor released a report condemning the Department of Public Health’s systemic mismanagement of nursing home complaint investigations.
Contact: Pat McGinnis, CANHR(415) firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento––Governor Brown has signed a number of bills aimed at increasing protections for residents of California’s 7.500+ Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs).
The December 3, 2014 announcement by Dr. Ron Chapman that he is resigning his position as Director of the California Department of Public Health is welcome news to California nursing home residents.
August 14 was a milestone day in the year-long effort to reform Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) in California.