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.

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.

CANHR Sues State to Stop Illegal Dumping of Nursing Home Residents

On November 9, 2015, CANHR and three nursing home residents filed a lawsuit against the California Secretary of Health and Human Services, Diana Dooley, charging that the State is willfully violating federal laws that protect against dumping nursing home residents into hospitals.For years, California nursing homes have been sending Medi-Cal residents to acute care hospitals and refusing to allow them to return to the nursing homes where they reside, the suit alleges.