Elder Abuse Center Releases Excellent Guide to Conservatorship Alternatives

The National Center on Elder Abuse has released a guide called “Decision-Making Options that Are Less Restrictive than Guardianship” which evaluates 13 alternatives to court-imposed conservatorships to manage the financial and personal decisions for people who may lack decisionmaking capacity.

Nursing Home Care Standards

Overview In exchange for Medicare and Medi-Cal payments, certified nursing homes agree to give each resident the best possible care. Specifically, the federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 requires them to help each resident attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.

Proposed Settlement Would Allow Laguna Honda Residents to Stay at Facility

An October 12, 2022 statement from the City and County of San Francisco, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a proposed settlement that would allow Laguna Honda to continue to receive Medicare and Medi-Cal payments while addressing needed quality improvements.