The “What’s Wrong with Humboldt?” podcast recently reviewed the poor quality of nursing home care in Humboldt County and the state policies that enable it.
Our friends at Justice in Aging (JIA) have released a new Issue Brief focused on why so many (up to 80%!) nursing home residents are drugged with psychotropic drugs.
CDPH Issues Lowest Level Citations for Evictions It Forced Laguna Honda to Make San Francisco – On December 20, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a dozen Class B citations to San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Nursing Home for the evictions of residents that led to at least eleven deaths. Class B citations are the lowest class of fine issued by CDPH to skilled nursing facilities and come with a $3,000 fine, a mere slap on the wrist for repeated and lethal acts of elder abuse.
The Long Term Care Community Coalition placed a big lump of coal in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) stocking this Christmas with its excellent review of the current state of chemical restraints and resident drugging in America’s nursing homes.
A December 20, 2022 report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury finds that the last two years of state legislative reform regarding probate conservatorships should inspire Santa Clara and other counties to carefully review how they handle conservatorship defense cases.