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⭒ New Developments

CANHR Releases Attorney General Reports showing rampant abuse and neglect at 14 California Nursing Homes.

Operation Guardians Report


Operation Guardians, a project of the state Department of Justice, has been conducting surprise, on-site inspections of California nursing homes since 2000 to protect residents and improve care for elderly and dependent adult residents. Each inspection results in a report detailing the facility’s compliance with basic sanitation and quality of care standards.  The reports are not made available to the public.  CANHR made a Public Records Act request to obtain all reports issued from January 1, 2010 through March 7, 2012 and has subsequently posted the reports to its website.  The reports reveal a shameful state of affairs in the reviewed nursing homes that is fostered, in part, by a lack of statewide enforcement from the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Executive Summary

Press Release

Attorney General’s description of Operation Guardians

Attorney General’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse


Operation Guardian Reports

Each of the nursing homes listed below were investigated by Operation Guardians staff between January 1, 2010 and March 7, 2012.  If you click on the facility’s name, you will see a summary of the findings as well as a link to the full report and, where available, a supplemental physician’s report.