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.
There’s a big election coming up in November. If you live in an assisted living or nursing facility, you should be aware that you do not lose your right to vote just because you move into long-term care.
Years ago, there was a common misconception that restraints improve the safety of frail elders. The truth, however, is that restraints are dangerous and often cause harm to nursing home residents.
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.
Any equity borrowed from your home in the form of a lump sum or a line of credit may be counted as an asset for the purposes of Medi-Cal eligibility.
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.
A 70 year old male resident was admitted to Anberry Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in April 2017 with diagnoses that included dysphagia (trouble swallowing).
A review of the drug regimens for 27 residents at Palos Verdes Health Care Center revealed inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs to control the behavior of many residents in the facility.
The facility failed to provide mouth care to a resident who was totally dependent on staff for activities of daily living.
An 82 year old female resident with partial paralysis, muscle weakness, and cognitive impairments fell from her bed on 7/17/19 and sustained significant injuries that put her in a persistent vegetative state.