The number of complaints filed against California nursing homes continues to grow every year. In 2010, 6,035 complaints were filed against the roughly 1,250 nursing homes in the state.
The investigative series “Dying Broke” delves into the profound challenges faced by families and caregivers navigating long-term care in the United States.
A recent Politico article sheds light on the exploitative practices of private equity firms and affiliated lenders in the nursing home industry, exemplified by the case of Atrium Health and Senior Living, that allegedly jeopardize the well-being of elderly residents.
A new study has found that nursing homes make about $11 billion in profits annually. The authors of the study looked at the 2019 Medicare cost reports of 11,752 nursing homes and determined they made $126 billion in net revenue.
On December 22, 2023, the Department of Public Health (DPH) issued All-Facilities Letter 23-37 reminding nursing homes in California of the admission, transfer, and discharge laws that are often disregarded in the pursuit of higher profit margins. Unfortunately, nursing homes needed a stern reminder they are required to provide “continuous skilled nursing care .
Assessment, sometimes called appraisal in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, is a process to gather information about a person’s life, functional abilities and needs in order to develop an individualized plan of care.
One of your most important rights as a nursing home resident is to receive the necessary care and services to “attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being” in accordance with a written plan of care.
RATE INCREASESIn general, RCFEs are free to set their own rates and charge whatever amount residents are willing to pay. However, California law requires that facilities comply with certain notice requirements for rate increases to be valid.
Residents of nursing homes and their families have the right to access the resident’s medical records.1 Facilities and health care providers must provide medical records to the resident or family member within a short period of time, as specified by law.